Opponents of NGOs law fear clarity: Azerbaijani MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 19 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Additions and changes made to the law bill NGOs are necessary to ensure clarity of NGOs activity, member of Milli Mejlis (the Parliament) from Azerbaijani ruling party.
"People protesting against changes made in the law fear of clarity. Most of them are NGOs having no registration," MP, deputy executive secretary of New Azerbaijan Party Siyavush Novruzov said at meeting of the Parliament on June 19.
Several Azerbaijani NGOs failed to hold unauthorized piquet in front of building of the Parliament. The piquet was planned to be held on June 19.
Police did not allow participants of the action coming closer building of the parliament, Trend correspondent reported from the place of incident. Participants of the action protest against additions and changes in law bill NGOs.
Despite the action failed, economic research center chairman Gubad Ibadoglu was allowed submitting statement of members of protest to the Parliament.
Law bill on changes and additions to law bill NGOs was added in agenda of meeting of the Azerbaijani parliament on June 19.
They envisage limitations on cooperation of local NGOs with foreign ones.
Several founders of NGOs take leading positions in political parties, Novruzov said.
"It demonstrates that these NGOs finance political parties owing to grants of the international organizations. So, they fear made changes to be made in the law," New Azerbaijan Party member said.
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