June 22nd, 2009
Today, 23 June, International Human Rights Organization for Defense of the Freedom and Peace (DFP) conducted a press conference in the press center of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety on the topic “Situation of Consideration of Citizens’ Complaints”.

DFP Azerbaijan Department Head Bulud Hasanov opened the event and said that there’s concern among people regarding this topic. Appealing to women participating in the event, he said that their rights are also violated from this point of view and they also face officials’ arbitrariness. According to B. Hasanov, women suffer from problems related to their family, apartment and financial situation, and their rights are usually violated by officials working at governmental organizations.
The conference participants spoke and emphasized that the representatives of law enforcement organs use pressure against people appealing to them and distance them from the territory and take them to police departments and subject them to threats.
At the conclusion of the conference, participants signed an appeal to President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev to end the delay in considering the appeals of population.