Senator Durbin Hopes for Complete Withdrawal of Charges from Mehman Aliyev

Baku / 12.09.17 / Turan: The US Senator Richard Durbin welcomed the release of the director of the Turan news agency Mehman Aliyev from custody.

"Welcome the release of Mehman Aliyev, the director of Turan, Azerbaijan's last remaining independent news outlet," Durbin wrote in his personal account on Twitter.

Further in the reply to the comments he added: "Hope move will be followed by dropping all charges and an end to his house arrest."

On September 7, Durbin came forward with a legislative initiative to impose sanctions against a number of Azerbaijani officials involved in the arrest of Mehman Aliyev.

His initiative was registered with the US Senate Appropriations Committee as an amendment to the bill of the US external appropriations program for 2018. -06D--

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