IRFS TOLD TO APPEAL TO CULTURE AND TOURISM MINISTRY ABOUT “ELMAR HUSEYNOV” MONUMENT

May 16th, 2008

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety received a letter signed by the Deputy Head of Yasamal District Executive Power S.Mammadov regarding its appeal about the creation of a monument to slain "Monitor" magazine Editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov.

“In reply to your appeal which you addressed to the President of Azerbaijan Republic, we want to let you know that the issue you raised is outside the authority of the Yasamal District Executive Power and you need to appeal to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism accordingly,” it is written in the letter.

Taking this into consideration, IRFS has written up an appeal to Abulfaz Garayev, the minister of Culture and Tourism Ministry and will mail this tomorrow.