Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 March /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The situation related to the implementation of Azerbaijan's obligations, undertaken with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will be discussed during the summer session of the organization, which will be held in June. "According to the decision made by the PACE Monitoring Committee, the PACE co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel and Yevgeni Jivkov, will prepare a report regarding the situation with the implementation of the obligations by summer," head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, Samad Seyidov, reported to Trend by telephone from Paris on 18 March.
On 18 March, the meeting of PACE Monitoring Committee took place in Paris.
Seyidov said that during the meeting, report by the PACE co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel and Yevgeni Jivkov, was heard and discussed. In the report, co-rapporteurs spoke about their recent visit to Azerbaijan and meetings held in the Country.
"The report contains moments dissatisfying Azerbaijan. The report objectively describes the processes in Azerbaijan, but there are dissatisfying issues and we expressed our position on those issues. In general, the discussions took place constructively," Seyidov said.
According to him, the repost describes several prisoners in Azerbaijan as political prisoners. Seyidov said that Azerbaijan is dissatisfied with this issue. "Because these prisoners committed concrete crimes and were arrested due to it. It is unacceptable to describe them as political prisoners. This issue should be discussed," he said.
The meeting did not cover the issue of appointing special rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Generally, the agenda does not include this issue. "According to the decision of the PACE Monitoring Committee, PACE co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan cover this issue. A special rapporteur within PACE Legal Committee will not be appointed," Seyidov said.
In addition, the meeting focused on the issues regarding Russia, Armenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Monitoring Committee made a decision condemning the events in Armenia, which are trailed by arrests, murder of the people due to their political activities, arrest of MPs, and ban on activities of the opposition.
On 7 Jan 2001, Azerbaijan joined a full-right membership to the Council of Europe and undertook its obligations.