Azerbaijan Announces List of Personae Non Gratae

Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov

BAKU—The Azeri Foreign Ministry has published a list of people declared personae non gratae over visits to Nagorno Karabakh.

The list includes 335 people who are no longer welcome to the country, the Foreign Ministry told Trend news agency.

The list includes, among others, 14 deputies of the Russian parliament, 14 members of the French parliament, eight deputies of the European Parliament, five reporters from the German ZDF television station, deputies of the Iranian, Slovakian, and Argentinean parliaments, Russian economist Victor Sheinis, member of the UK’s House of Lords Baroness Caroline Cox, Russian political scientist Sergey Marcedonov, director of the Institute of CIS Countries Konstantin Zatulin, reporter for the Washington Post in Moscow Will Englund, Reporter for the New York Times Anastasia Taylor Wint, popular opera singer Montserrat Caballe, and former EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby.

For violation of the “laws of Azerbaijan” and “disregard for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country,” those mentioned in the list are declared personae non gratae and denied entry to Azerbaijan, Azernews reports.

Baku has repeatedly threatened foreign officials and diplomats over visits to what it considers as Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia. The Foreign Ministry has warned that such visits, paid without prior notification of the authorities of Azerbaijan, are damaging to the peace process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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13 Comments

  1. Kevork said:

    LOL – the NOTHING that thought it was SOMETHING! These CLOWNS cannot stop making fools of themselves. It must be in their genes.

  2. Gazzo said:

    Who in his right mind would want to go to azerbaijan, ?.? Who in his right mind would take effrontery had having his or her entry barred in Azerbaijan ??? The surrealism of Azeri politics.

  3. Roman said:

    Who desires going to a backwards living country such as Azerbeijan? The government is very corrupt and most of the hotels in Baku are full of inteligence officers tracking every tourist in that country.

  4. hayrenaser said:

    what a shame
    to not be allowed to visit Azerbaijan (the land of milk and honey) heaven on earth
    if I were on the list I would be devastated…my life would have no meaning, and going on would have no purpose…
    what a bunch of arrogant, conceited, full of manure, piles of useless non organic garbage the azeri dictators are

  5. Krikor said:

    It should be an honor and privilege to be considered personae non gratae by a rogue and non democratic country like Azerbaijan !!!

  6. Hratch said:

    What about him and Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev being ‘persona non grata’ on planet earth!

  7. GeorgeMardig said:

    Azerbaijan is destined to isolation, their closest friend Turkey will abandon them at any time, the way they abandoned Morsi of Egypt, they will abandon Aliyev.

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  9. Dr. Hermon Mihranian said:

    Azerbaijan is on the wrong track. Nagorno-Karabakh is Armenian teritory. Azerbaijan government must understand that by threatening Jerevan will never solve the conflict and will have a negytive impact on the region. Nagorno-Karabakh must be handedover to Armenia once and for all.

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