A. KHALIL MEETS WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICER REBECCA NESLUND

April 25th, 2008

Yesterday (24 April) “Azadlig” newspaper employee Agil Khalil met with Rebecca Naslund, an officer of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, and Bahruz Mammadov, a political affairs consultant for the U.S. Embassy.

During the meeting, Agil Khalil talked in detail about the recent incidents involving him and answered questions. Recall that Khalil was beat while reporting on the chopping down of trees on public property on 22 February, then stabbed on 13 March, and finally targeted my black PR broadcast on TV on 7 March.

According to Agil Khalil, Rebecca Naslund stated that U.S. Ambassador Anne Derse has released a statement about this, and the U.S. Embassy is trying to draw international attention to these incidents.