A Member of Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE: Presidential Pardon Orders Put an End to Issue on Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan
The orders on pardon signed by the President have put an end to an issue on political prisoners in the country, MP Fazil Ibrahimov, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, said, expressing his attitude toward expressions connected with the necessity on making a report connected with political prisoners inn Azerbaijan to be prepared by Andreas Herkel, Trend reports.
The Azerbaijani MP said, that the PACE Co-Rapporteurs for Azerbaijan have expressed their positions toward all issues connected with the economic, political, spiritual, and democratic situation in the country, including an issue on political prisoners. I wish the reports they to prepare, will reflect the reality. I wish people saw them as they are, not either in a black or white tones, he said.
Mr. Ibrahimli pointed out that an issue on political prisoners has been closed in Azerbaijan. The orders on pardon signed by the President have put an end to an issue on political prisoners in the country. However, we could treat this issue from two different aspectsС.... The first lies in functioning of special NGOs which are not interested the development of democracy and law enforcement in the country. They obtain money from different people and put certain persons to the lists of political prisoners. Those who are linked with Armenians are among them as well. If there are persons who were convicted for their political points of view in Azerbaijan, then it might harm the whole country. And we ought to do our best to avoid it, he said.