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PACE rapporteurs welcome the release of AI Turkey Chair Taner Kılıç, ask for all charges to be dropped

"We welcome the release of Taner Kılıç, Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey and also reiterate our call to drop all the terror-related charges still pending against him," said Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans. More

President relieved at the release of Mr Mammadov, calls to free all other persons detained because of their critical views

Liliane Maury Pasquier expressed her relief at the release of Ilgar Mammadov, leader of the opposition civic movement ReAl in Azerbaijan, who had served more than five years in prison. More

PACE President welcomes the end of the Turkish derogation in time of emergency under Article 15 of the ECHR

"The formal notification by the Turkish authorities to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 8 August, is to be welcomed," PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said today. More

European Diaspora Prize: two weeks left to submit nominations

The call for nominations for the 2018 European Diaspora Prize will be closed on 15 August next. The European Diaspora Prize rewards every year the action of a outstanding diaspora association. More

As we remember the past, it is urgent to strengthen the fight against anti-Gypsyism

“Even as we pay tribute to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated during the Second World War, there are alarming signs that anti-Gypsyism is still rife in Europe,” said Gabriela Heinrich. More

PACE rapporteur condemns two death sentences issued by Gaza Court

Yves Cruchten (Luxembourg, SOC), PACE rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned two death sentences issued by Gaza Court of First Instance on 26 July. More