Azerbaijani MP appeals to European Parliament over resolution on officer Ramil Safarov
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Elkhan Suleymanov, Member of Azerbaijan Parliament from Shamakhi, Chairman of Azerbaijan Delegation to the Euronest PA, Member of PACE, has appealed to Martin Schulz, the President of European Parliament in connection with the resolution on Ramil Safarov adopted by the European Parliament, Suleymanov told Trend today.
The resolution discussing the Case of Ramil Safarov, an event completely outside the scope of Rule 122 on which the urgency procedure of your House is based, was a shock for those of us always listening and willing to follow to the words of Europe, the statement said.
Watching the debate, and the vote, we realized the European Parliament actually had a debate on Hungary and its internal political struggles, and that some politicians simply used this case to attack one or another part of that Hungarian dynamic, the statement said.
We feel it is highly disturbing that less than 10 per cent of the members of the House can vote on such a paper, in a procedure which was rushed and where many discussants were simply unaware of what is the situation in Azerbaijan and in Armenia. The members of the S&D Group, your political family even changed their votes afterwards, having mistakenly supported the text, the statement said.
"We would like that such debates are actually informed, and actually on the basis of real facts in Azerbaijan," he said. "Because, the text and debate produced on the 13th had little to do with the war in the occupied territories or Azerbaijan - it was a political affair between Hungarian MEPs and their respective allies. We ask of you not to take our situation lightly, and to value our efforts to find a peaceful solution to the occupation that has prevented us from achieving our potential as a free and democratic state for so many years now."
The resolution on Ramil Safarov was passed by the European Parliament on Sept. 13, 2012.
According to the resolution, Safarov's pardon causes regret.