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New Co-Rapporteur on Political Prisoners Issues to be Appointed to Azerbaijan: PACE President

Politics Materials 1 October 2007 16:56
New Co-Rapporteur on Political Prisoners Issues to be Appointed to   Azerbaijan: PACE President

France, Strasburg / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will appoint a new co-rapporteur on political prisoners issues to Azerbaijan, PACE president Rene van der Linden, said during the press conference of PACE in Strasburg on 1 October.

PACE feels anxiety due to arrest of journalists and political prisoners in Azerbaijan. It is an acceptable fact for the Council of Europe, the PACE president said.

PACE has discussed the issue with Azerbaijan for several times.

"Sometimes journalists functioning in very danger conditions, They are arrested and it is an acceptable fact," Rene van der Linden said.

"I hope the new co-rapporteur will take a critical position in issues concerning political prisoners. PACE and Monitoring Committee should take decisive position in the issue and all arrested journalists must be released," the PACE president said.

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