Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's speech at a session of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in Strasbourg has been met by protests.
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(Reuters) - Azerbaijan suffered an embarrassing and sharply timed rebuke on Friday when Europe's main human rights and democracy forum accused it of intimidating and repressing its critics.