An Azerbaijani court has overturned the prison sentence of Ilgar Mammadov, chair of the opposition Republican Alternative Movement (REAL). On Monday, Shaki Court of Appeals replaced his two remaining years in prison with a suspended prison term and a ban on leaving the country. Mammadov had already served 5 years in prison. [Read more…]
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have demanded a ‘comprehensive investigation’ into the ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’, a journalistic investigation which revealed a $2.9 billion laundering scheme allegedly operated by the Azerbaijani authorities and used to bribe high level European figures.