S&Ds: EU should suspend negotiations with Azerbaijan following the latest crackdown against peaceful protest

S&D Group Press Release Last weekend Azerbaijani authorities violently dispersed peaceful rallies organised by the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), an umbrella organisation of opposition parties, and civil society groups protesting against gender violence. Dozens of participants were detained, beaten and otherwise mistreated, including Ali Kerimli, the leader of the opposition People’s Front. Kati…