IRFS does not rule out the possibility that due to the fact that an Azeri version of the critical article regarding Azerbaijan leadership published in the Washington Post was put onto Radio Liberty’s website is the reason for this censorship.
IRFS declares that everybody has the right to freedom of expression according to local and international legislation. The restriction of access to Radio Liberty’s website violates article 50 (freedom of information) of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic and article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention of Human Rights.
IRFS calls on the providers impeding access to Radio Liberty’s website to respect laws and to urgently eliminate this constraint.
IRFS calls on the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies, the “Aztelecom” Production Union and other relevant organizations to investigate this issue and hold the perpetrators accountable.