The concern regarding the arrest of youth activists in Azerbaijan has been mentioned in the Congress

The concern regarding the arrest of two Azerbaijani youth activists Adnan Hajizada and Emin Milli has been expressed at the hearings of Helsinki Commission of American Congress.

The representative of American German Marshall Fund David Kramer noted that human rights have deteriorated in Azerbaijan in his July 16 speech on Iranian crisis and the situation in OSCE countries.

He noted that the youth activists were arrested in peculiar circumstances after being beaten by strangers and accused of hooliganism. Despite the protests from international community, the activists are still detained while the ones who attacked them were let free.

Kramer later mentioned: "We should influence Ilham Aliyev and the Azerbaijani government, so that they let free youth activists and detained journalists and also restore the closed foreign radio broadcasting services."

According to Kramer, what happened to youth activists in Azerbaijan is not a random event.

He noted that human rights are deteriorating in Azerbaijan and the government is trying to impose its power on civil society.

To see original article in azeri click here

No comments: