Council of Europe’s Commissioner who criticized Azerbaijan fails to answer questions regarding hostages from Kalbajar

Ana Sayfa » Meetings » Council of Europe’s Commissioner who criticized Azerbaijan fails to answer questions regarding hostages from Kalbajar

nils1
In the frame of Riga Summit an interesting dialogue took place between Ahmad Shahidov, human rights defender and Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

In his remarks made during the fourth Eastern Partnership summit in Riga on May 20, Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights mainly focused on Azerbaijan by harshly criticizing official Baku. Mr. Nil noted that his Azerbaijani friends had been arrested by Azerbaijani government and voiced his deep concern over this issue. He said that he was well informed with respect to the recent processes in Azerbaijan and he called on Baku to comply with its obligations to release arrested journalists and human rights advocates without delay.

Joining Eastern Partnership summit, Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) had a short conversation with Nils Muižnieks for further elaborating on his remarks about Azerbaijan. During the conversation Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reiterated his words and emphasized that he kept a track on processes going on in Azerbaijan. Apart from that, the Commissioner touched upon the upcoming European Olympics Games by voicing his hope that prior to the Games Baku would take humanistic and generous step to release all arrested.

Failing to provide direct answer to the questions related to the rights of more than 1 million Azerbaijani people who became refugees as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and hostages of Kalbajar region Dilgam Ahmadov, Shahbaz Guliyev, the Commissioner said that he was not well informed on the issue. He went on to say that it has to do with “Political Matter” and that he is not politician but human rights commissioner. The conversation was accompanied by an interesting dialogue during which Ahmad Shahidov considered viewpoints of the commissioner as one sided.

News

Ahmad Shahidov makes final appeal to Gakh residents: “Elections are under personal control of the President” Ahmad Shahidov visited a burned house in Lalali village of Gakh: “We couldn’t get anything out of the house” “We do not believe in any candidate for deputy, they have been deceiving us for 20 years” – interesting dialogue in Ibakhli village Ahmad Shahidov visited a family living in an emergency in Gakh Ahmad Shahidov meets with ethnic Georgian residents living in Gakh: “We will vote for you” Ahmad Shahidov once again spoke about the Zarna Mosque: “I believe in God, the State and the President until the end” Ahmad Shahidov met with the teaching staff of the secondary school #1 in Gakh “We have never voted for Azer Karimli, but he comes again in every election” – Daimadaghly village community Saleh, who has been bedridden for three years, needs help: “Nobody is interested in us” Ahmad Shahidov visits Gazmalar village mosque in Gakh region: “When I saw this mosque my heart sank” “Only you can convey our message in the Milli Mejlis” – Residents of Gazmalar village of Gakh region Ahmad Shahidov met with the youth of Gazmalar village of Gakh region Ahmad Shahidov visits family of Martyr Rahman Azayev in Gum village of Gakh region Gakh State Puppet Theater presents “Good and Evil” at the “2+1” Theater Festival in Baku This mosque in Gakh collapses – Ahmad Shahidov raises issue about Garatala village mosque Ahmad Shahidov speaks about ways to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at a roundtable in London “Azerbaijan wants fair peace” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the international conference in Scotland Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its humanitarian consequences in UK Parliament A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw under the slogan “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” “Presidency in Non-Aligned Movement opens new opportunities for Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to Iran’s “Sahar” channel “The process of exchanging captives and hostages may take place soon” – Ahmad Shahidov “Konstantin Zatulin’s activity violates international law” – Ahmad Shahidov told to ARB24 Television The President’s statement “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” has been discussed on Leader Television When will Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev be exchanged? – Discussions on “ATV Actual” program How do we protect the national interests of Azerbaijan on international platforms? | “Day Overview” program | ARB TV