U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan commented on arrest of former MP candidate
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 8 /Trend/
The United States Embassy released the following statement:
" Ambassador Matthew Bryza and the United States Embassy are closely following the reports about the detention of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev in Ganja on March 4 and, in particular, allegations that he may have suffered abuse and been denied access to legal counsel. We urge the Government of Azerbaijan to uphold the rule of law, ensure due process and assure Mr. Hajiyev all rights afforded to accused persons under Azerbaijani law, including access to legal counsel and to medical care, if necessary.
The Embassy is reaching out to the relevant authorities of the Government of Azerbaijan to obtain information related to the case against Mr. Hajiyev and the conditions of his detention. We will continue to monitor closely this case and the cases of other recently arrested youth activists."