PETER SEMNEBY EXPRESSES OPINION ON JOURNALIST’S HUNGER-STRIKE

April 1st, 2008

European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby expressed to “Radio Liberty” his position on the hunger-strike currently being carried out by journalists. 

In the representative’s opinion, it is a fact that the media situation in Azerbaijan is not improving: “In a country prided for democracy and stability journalists should not be punished for mistaken opinions or for criticizing the government. This is a demand of the international organizations and European institutions that Azerbaijan is a member of.