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Council of Europe Official Starts Armenia Visit

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, began his visit to Armenia Thursday to assess progress made by the Armenian government in dealing with the consequences of the country’s worst post-election crisis. During his three-day fact-finding trip, the official is due to hold a series of meetings with Armenia’s top leadership,

Western Observers Criticize Azerbaijan’s Poll

BAKU (AFP)–Western observers said Thursday that Azerbaijan’s presidential election fell short of democratic standards, after the opposition rejected incumbent Ilham Aliyev’s victory with nearly 90 percent of the vote. Wednesday’s election in the oil-rich former Soviet republic "marked considerable progress but did not meet all of the country’s international commitmen’s," observers said in a joint