CE Secretary General’s decision taken upon anti-Azerbaijani forces’ instructions
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The CE Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland's decision on recalling a representative from the Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan causes surprise as the statement of the Secretary General of such an organization against a dialogue, cooperation and partnership in Azerbaijan can not be considered normal, Azay Guliyev, the Azerbaijani MP, the member of the Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan, told Trend Oct. 8.
Guliyev stressed that such statements made by the representatives of the Council of Europe and international organizations in general are regrettable.
"One can understand such statements that these people are using their mandate against the actions taken in this direction, rather than to protect human rights," he said.
Guliyev said that by this action the CE has once again shown its real essence.
"Unfortunately, today the anti-Azerbaijani forces actualized and coordinated their activity," he said. "I have no doubt that Jagland has taken this unfounded action directly under the instruction of these anti-Azerbaijani forces. The Working Group on Human Rights remained in the memory by a very fruitful activity. It conducted a lot of important work."
"For example, a working group, set up in 2005, proved itself in a short period of time," he said. "Some 150 prisoners were released on the working group's proposal. After the restoration of the activity on October 22, 2014, the working group's proposals on the release of some 16 prisoners, reduction of one person's sentence were taken into account. Azerbaijan has formed very good conditions for dialogue. It is abnormal and unacceptable to oppose this."
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