Azerbaijan bans 335 foreign nationals over visits to Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan on Aug. 2 banned 335 foreign nationals – including European lawmakers, journalists and academics – from entering the country over visits they made to Nagorno-Karabakh, the Hurriyet Daily news reports.

The Azerbaijani foreign ministry released a list – including several deputies from France’s National Assembly, a member of the British House of Lords and a Spanish opera singer – of people declared personae non grata in the oil-rich former Soviet state.

All those on the list had “broken the law on Azerbaijan’s state borders and disrespected the national sovereignty and territorial unity of Azerbaijan,” the ministry said in a statement.

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