NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTRY DOESN’T COMMENT ON REPORTS ABOUT DISMISSAL OF AKIF CHOVDAROV

April 11th, 2008

Today articles were published in “Azadlig” and “Yeni Musavat” newspapers in which the question of having the National Security Ministry (NSM) fire Akif Chovdarov, who is believed to be an NSM officer and whose is implicated in the “Zeytun Baglari” (Olive Gardens) beating of “Azadlig” newspaper employee Agil Khalil.

To clarify this information, “Mediaforum” site contacted NSM Public Relations manager Arif Babayev. Babayev said, “We don’t answer articles that are written on order and are ill-intentioned.”