France, Strasburg, 24 January /corr. Trend A.Maharremli, I.Alizade / The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) postponed to February the discussions on the issue of appointing a special rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan.
"The Monitoring Committee made a decision not to discuss the problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan during the winter session of the PACE, but to discuss this issue after visit of co-rapporteurs to Baku," a source at the Council of Europe's Secretariat reported to Trend.
The Committee's meeting fixed the visit of the PACE co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel and Yevgeni Jivkov, to Baku for 4-8 February. "The co-rapporteurs will study the problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan and assess what advances have been made to resolve this issue," the same source stated.
In addition, the Monitoring Committee's meeting covered public-political and pre-election situation in Azerbaijan, amendments to the Electoral Code and Law on Freedom of Assembly.