NSM OFFICIAL EXPRESSES OPINION ON “EUROVISION” SCANDAL

September 1st, 2009
National Security Ministry Public Relations Department Head Arif Babayev expressed opinion in connection with summoning of people to the National Security Ministry for voting for Armenian singer during Eurovision Contest 2009.

A.Babayev told “Mediaforum” news website that news regarding the list of people voting for Armenian singer during the competition and summoning of those people to the ministry to be interrogated is unfounded.
“Our aim is to fight against threats aimed at Azerbaijan’s national interests and statehood, and prevent these cases,” said A.Babayev. “The national security of Azerbaijan is the most important thing for us. NSM does not comment on these kind absurd rumors.”
Azerbaijani citizen named Rovshan Nasirli told press that on 12 August he was called to the Nasimi District Department of NSM for voting for Armenian singer during Eurovision Contest 2009.Political scientist Arastun Orujlu’s 17 year old son was also summoned to the National Security Ministry on 6 August for voting for the Armenian singer during the 2009 Eurovision Contest. However, A.Orujlu did not permit his son to go there because they were not sent an official invitation.