Most Azerbaijanis Keen to Find Shelter Abroad Pretend to be Armenians – State Committee Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 February / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Most Azerbaijanis keen to find shelter abroad change their names and surnames and pretend to be Armenians, Nazim Ibrahimov, chairman of State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Reside Abroad, stated to journalists.
Those persons pretending to be Armenians have stated that their reason for leaving Azerbaijan is due to the fact that they have experienced pressure in Azerbaijan due to their national origin. "People who wish to find shelter abroad to follow their own interests and have betrayed their state and nation should not return to Azerbaijan, Ibrahimov said.
An investigation has been launched into cases connected with falsification of documents.
Ibrahimov stated that there was no political persecution in Azerbaijan and newly-opened newspaper agencies have included articles of a critical nature.