There is no necessity in work of CE monitoring groups in Azerbaijan, reportedly said Ali Hasanov, chief of public policy department, Presidents Administration.
Hasanov said Azerbaijan became a full member of the CE and met all the requirements it stated. В"Therefore, we think Azerbaijan does not need such groups. But in case some institution with the CE wants to help Azerbaijan build democratic society, we will not refuse such assistance. Nevertheless, sending some CE officials with their opinion and further decision in the CE based on these opinions concerns usВ", said Hasanov.
Speaking on international organizations opinion that journalists in Azerbaijan are oppressed, Hasanov said he does not agree. Such cases as murder of Elmar Huseynov are not habitual in Azerbaijan. Just the contrary, this is an exception. В"Azeri government condemned this murder and is doing its best to investigate this crime and arrest the murdererВ", he added.