About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:58 - 16 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
EU Calls for ‘Thorough, Transparent’ Investigation over Mukhtarli Case
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Jan.'18 / 12:01

“The alleged abduction of Mr. Mukhtarli in Georgia followed by his arrest and prosecution in Azerbaijan continues to demand thorough and transparent investigation,” Maja Kocijančič, the spokesperson for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, said in a statement on January 14.

“All cases of incarceration related to the exercise of fundamental rights should be reviewed urgently by Azerbaijan, followed by the release of all those concerned, in line with Azerbaijan’s international commitments,” reads the EU statement.

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who went missing in Tbilisi on May 29 and a day later he was reported to be in a detention facility in Baku, was sentenced to six years in prison by a court in Azerbaijan on January 12. 

Calls for a transparent investigation have been voiced by the United States as well. “We continue to closely follow the Georgian investigation into the reported abduction, and reiterate our call that it be full, transparent, and timely,” the U.S. Department of State said in its statement on January 12.

RELATED
Latest News
16 Feb.'18 16:58
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
16 Feb.'18 15:06
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. 
15 Feb.'18 17:39
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.
15 Feb.'18 11:53
Parliament Renews Discussions on Controversial Amendments to Broadcasting Law
New regulations expanding GPB’s powers triggered controversy within the ruling Georgian Dream party.
14 Feb.'18 15:57
U.S. Intelligence on Georgia’s Foreign Threats, Domestic Politics
Office of the Director of National Intelligence published its Worldwide Threat Assessment report for 2018.
14 Feb.'18 14:34
Minister Reports on Defense Reforms to Parliament
Training programs, total defense concept and budgetary priorities among the issues listed by Levan Izoria.
14 Feb.'18 11:36
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 26
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
14 Feb.'18 10:56
Appellate Court Upholds Church Murder Plot Verdict
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court.
13 Feb.'18 17:14
Georgian FM Visits Kuwait for Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
Mikheil Janelidze met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
13 Feb.'18 11:28
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in January 2018
Trade deficit figure stands at USD 0.37 billion.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
79