Department Chief of Azerbaijan Presidential Administration Says that Nothing Has Changed in Positions of Arrested Journalists (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The Head of the Social-Political Department of the Executive Apparat of Azerbaijan President, Ali Hasanov, said that the appeal of the Press Council of Azerbaijan regarding pardon of arrested journalists is being considered by the Pardon Commission at the President of Azerbaijan.
Currently the President of Azerbaijan is on a short-term leave and after the leave, he will be notified of the appeal, Hasanov said.
Department Chief of the Presidential Apparat considers that nothing has changed in the position of journalists. "They do not appeal for pardoning themselves. I am sure that these journalists have not improved. I want to note that the Press Council is an influential organization, whose appeal should be considered by the Pardon Commission," he said.
At present, seven journalists have been arrested in Azerbaijan.