Azerbaijan’s Press Council Solves Problem Regarding Newspaper Sale in Streets

Society Materials 30 April 2008 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 April / Trend corr S. Ilhamgizi/ "The problem regarding sale of newspaper in the streets has been removed," Aflatun Amashov, Chairman of Azerbaijan's Press Council, said to Trend .

According to Amashov, the Press Council received plenty of complaints from the companies engaged in the sale of printings. They were discontented about the prohibition and oppression of newspaper sale in the streets.

On 28 April, Amashov contacted Askar Alakbarov, Deputy Interior Minister, and Rafig Abbasov, head of Baku Central Police Department, and expressed his concern in this connection to them.

According to Amashov, Alakbarov and Abbasov said that no ban was imposed on the sale of newspaper in the streets and that was just a misunderstanding.

"I have been informed that newspaper sale is not prohibited. Only agricultural products must not be sold in the streets due to the sanitary regulations. Newspaper sale can be resumed tomorrow. All problems in this regard have been solved," Amashov said.

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