Azerbaijan, Baku /korr Trend K. Ramazanova / The USA and international organizations are concerned by the arrest of journalists in Azerbaijan, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Anne E. Derse, briefed the media on 9 December.
"The situation is worsening with regards to the journalism and we are concerned by it," Derse said. According to the Ambassador, Azerbaijan, as a member of the Council of Europe, should resolve the issue of slander not through criminal cases. The USA calls on Azerbaijan to attentively search the fact of journalists' arrest because we consider Azerbaijan as our ally, Derse said.
"However, Azerbaijan will not be able to achieve its goals being faced if the democratic institutions which develop in a free and democratic manner are not in existence," the Ambassador said.