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Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE considers Assembly's decision biased

Politics Materials 3 September 2011 14:59
The decision on political prisoners in Azerbaijan made by the PACE is biased, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation in the Assembly said.
Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE considers Assembly's decision biased

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 3 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /

The decision on political prisoners in Azerbaijan made by the PACE is biased, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation in the Assembly said.

"I think that the CE realizes this issue," chairman of the Azerbaijani parliamentary committee on international and inter-parliamentary relations, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told media. "Azerbaijan has strong international relations. We have made proposals."

PACE rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan Christoph Strasser will visit the country this year. Strasser will assess the situation with political prisoners in the country and prepare a report.

Seyidov said that Azerbaijan dynamically cooperated and will cooperate with PACE.

"We will raise this issue at the PACE October session," he said. "This issue on Azerbaijan is not expected to be directly discussed at the autumn session. But Azerbaijan is an integral part of the European area. Therefore, we are interested in the processes taking place in Europe. We raise the issues concerning the Nagorno-Karabakh at each session. From this point of view, the forthcoming session will not be an exception. The delegation will speak, present different documents and hold meetings at the session. Our opinion will be heard."

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