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Human rights defender: ‘Sanctions against Baku will help free Armenian prisoners’

Human rights defender Siranush Sahakyan spoke about the reasons behind the decision, made by Azerbaijani authorities, to extend the illegal arrest of social entrepreneur Ruben Vardanyan and other Artsakh ex-leaders. In her opinion, it is connected with the need to buy some time in order to create fakes, “as the cases are devoid of facts and evidence.”

To rescue the prisoners, the international community must intensify political pressure on Azerbaijan, including the imposition of sanctions, Sahakyan believes.