Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The opposition leader, founder of Azerbaijan Liberal Party, Lale Shovkat, accuses the international organizations of pressure on freedom of expression. She highlighted this on 14 November at the meeting on protection of ten rights of the arrested editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper, Ganimat Zahid, Trend reports.
According to Shovkat, it is impossible to protect freedom of expression without participation of the international organizations.
She said that the international organizations demonstrate a strange position on the freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. "Earlier they compared Azerbaijan with Baltic countries for the situation with the freedom of expression, but now compare with Uzbekistan. Azerbaijan is a small country and plays the role of filling station in the world map. However, when the topic of Azerbaijan comes to agenda, the international organizations change their character and it is very strange. Those who call themselves as missioners of democracy do not demonstrate adequate reaction," Shovket said.
According to her, the opposition should combine and change the tactics to find a way out for the situation.
The law observers who attended the meeting called editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper 'prisoner of conscience'.