Former PACE president: Recent resolution on political prisoners biased
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.5 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
The recent resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on political prisoners is biased, Turkish MP and former president of PACE Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists in Baku, commenting on a report on political prisoners made by the Parliamentary Assembly's rapporteur Christopher Strasser.
"We hoped that the report, preparation of which began three years ago, will be objective and we believed that it would be acceptable to all countries, but the prepared document is related only to Azerbaijan," Cavusoglu said.
He said a single mechanism should be created for definition of the term 'political prisoner'.
This issue should be discussed in the interests of both Central and Eastern Europe countries, Cavusoglu said.
On Wednesday, PACE adopted a resolution that defines the essence of the term 'political prisoner'.