Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Huseynly / The Head of Azerbaijan Presidential Administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev, said on 23 May that at a certain later time, it is possible to consider the issue of pardoning the arrested journalists. According to Mr. Mehdiyev, the appeals for signing the next pardon act are periodically considered. Mehdiyev disagrees with the view of international organizations that Azerbaijan takes the leading place in the region for the number of arrested journalists.
"The journalists should be subject to the law," he said.
Presently seven journalists are under arrest in Azerbaijan.