Azerbaijan, Baku, July 30 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
A biased attitude toward the country is still felt at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the PACE, Parliamentarian Gultakin Hajibayli believes.
"It is not the first time that CE Co-Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel partially speaks of our country. In fact, some representatives of the organization periodically partially speaks of Azerbaijan," she told the official Web site of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) on July 30.
Azerbaijan was even more freely 5 years ago, the CE Co-Rapporteur on Azerbaijan Herkel told media. Since 2004, Herkel is the co-rapporteur of the Council of Europe on Azerbaijan.
Hajibayli said the freedom of the press and political pluralism is fully provided in Azerbaijan. "Recently, a special attention has been paid to the development of the press. Regardless of their social status and position, all are equal before the law. Violators of the law are adequately punished, and the Council of Europe politicizes the issue," the parliamentarian said.
The Council of Europe was silent, when the many were killed and arrested during the last presidential elections in Armenia, the parliamentarian said. "The commitment of the organization, which has not taken decisive steps against this state, to double standards and bias is testified with its activity," Hajibayli said.