Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 April / Trend corr K. Zarbaliyeva/ "The OSCE Co-chair should not express his emotions. Every report and speech delivered to the press should be balanced and calculated," Fuad Alaskarov, the head of the department on law-enforcement organizations at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, said to journalists on 14 April when commenting on a recent statement by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, in Baku.
Haraszti said at a press conference on 9 April that the Azerbaijani Prosecutor, General Zakir Haralov, informed him that the information on Agil Khalil's case was given to be aired at his order.
Haraszti said that the information on Khalil's case was aired in order to hide the real motive for the attack on the journalist.
Haraszti called on the law enforcement to stop these fictional reports against journalists. He urged for a criminal case to be launched against any members of the police force who gives false information about the journalists. "Instead of investigating the true facts of battery and violence towards journalists, the Prosecutor's Office has launched a campaign to slander them," Haraszti said.
According to Alaskarov, Haraszti should respect the information collated by the Prosecutor's Office and the investigations held. He said it would be up to the court then to make the final estimation of the event.
The Prosecutor's Office reported that on 13 March Khalil was stabbed due to his homosexual relation with the attacker.
Khalil's attorney has brought the investigator to court.
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