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Azerbaijani politician and activist Ilgar Mammadov was imprisoned for his political activities in 2013. He won a case at the European Court of Human Rights, which held that his prosecution had been politically motivated.
Mr Mammadov was eventually released from jail. However, he has not yet been acquitted of his politically motivated convictions. Without an acquittal he is barred from standing in parliamentary or presidential elections.
After winning a third judgment from the European Court of Human Rights, Mr Mammadov calls on the Council of Europe to ensure full implementation of the Courts’ rulings through his full acquittal.