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Sumgait events received no objective legal assessment, Azerbaijan says

As a result of investigation and trials in 1988-1990 over the mass clashes organized in Azerbaijan’s Sumgait city, these events received no objective legal assessment, their true organizers and the ones who ordered them weren’t brought to responsibility, Eldar Sultanov, head of the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan, said Feb. 22 in Baku at an event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Sumgait events.

Azerbaijan declares CNN host persona non grata

CNN host and chef Anthony Bourdain has been included in the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s list of people declared persona non grata for illegally visiting the Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia, Hikmat Hajiyev, Foreign Ministry spokesman, tweeted on Thursday.