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.