В"Reporters Without Borders вЂњ urged the Interior Minister Ramil Usubov to do his utmost to protect journalists in the run-up to legislative elections after dispersal of the oppositionistsвЂ™ action on 25 September 2005, the statement of the international organization, publicized on 27 September reads.
The statement notes, вЂњthe events of 25 September demonstrated again the complicated climate set up in Azerbaijan on the eve of the parliamentary electionsвЂќ.
В"The situation is especially sharply reflected on the activities of the Media representatives. It becomes even more difficult to obtain information in Azerbaijan and the journalistвЂ™s activities is connected with the riskвЂќ, the document reads.
It is noted, the statement was prepared in response to the tough actions of the representatives of the law-enforcement bodies towards four journalists during the latest action of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s opposition вЂ" to Mahabbat Orujeva, Rei Kerimoglu, Sakit Mamedov and Zohrab Zeynalov.