Ruling New Azerbaijan Party: Freedom House Report is an attempt to justify separation, ethnic cleansing and aggression
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 17 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijan has repeatedly talked about the prejudice and bias of reports of several international organizations, one of which, is surely the Freedom House organization, Deputy Chairman - Executive Secretary of the New Azerbaijan party, Ali Ahmedov told the website of the party on Thursday, expressing attitude to the fact of the separatist Nagorno Karabakh regime being included in the list of partly free countries in Freedom Houses's last report.
"Bias of reports of this organization has been proved not only by Azerbaijan, but also other countries as well. Biased position of the organization in Azerbaijan has long been known," Ahmedov said.
Inclusion in the list of the regime existing in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh is an indicator of "objectivity" and attitude towards Azerbaijan, Ahmedov said.
According to him, regardless of scale for estimation of the separatist regime, this fact alone is enough for people to form a complete image of the nature of this organization.
The regime in the occupied Nagorno Karabakh is not recognized and will not be recognized by any state or serious international organization, deputy chairman of the NAP said. Therefore, the fact of the Freedom House organization describing the occupied territory as "partly free country" cannot but cause surprise.
"I believe this approach gives a fairly good reason to doubt the objectivity of the organization. I consider it necessary to point that the reference in the report of Freedom House to "Nagorno-Karabakh "as a separate entity should be regarded as an attempt to justify the separation, ethnic cleansing and aggression. Such attempts hinder the efforts of the UN and the OSCE and the policy on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, and are heightening tensions and confrontation in the region. Azerbaijani public has always rightly protested against biased estimates of preconceived international organizations. I believe the latest Freedom House report is even a more well-ground argument for protests of Azerbaijani people. It should also be noted that sometimes the radical wing of the opposition gladly assumes the role of advocate for biased organizations defaming Azerbaijan. I find this to be an abhorrent form of political struggle. Supporting the position of organization recognizing the fictional regime of "Nagorno-Karabakh", including it in its prejudiced and biased report, is nothing but a violation of national interests," the deputy chairman of the NAP said.