APA, Azerbaijan
Aug 29 2009

European Broadcasting Union to examine issue of interrogation of
Azerbaijani citizens voted for Armenian song in Eurovision 2009



[ 29 Aug 2009 11:27 ]
Baku. Ulkar Gasimova ` APA. The EBU committee responsible for running
the Eurovision Song Contest, the so-called Reference Group, will
examine the matter of interrogation of Azerbaijani citizens voted for
the Armenian song in Eurovision 2009 Song Contest at a meeting in Oslo
on 11 September 2009, APA reports quoting the contest's official
website.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said it has received responses
from Azerbaijan that the Ministry of National Security had given
assurances that nobody had been questioned on voting in the
competition. The EBU's Director General, Jean Réveillon, said
he took note of the statements. However, he stressed that the freedom
to vote for any song except the one of the country where you are
watching is one of the cornerstones of the contest. `Any breach of
privacy regarding voting, or interrogation of individuals, is totally
unacceptable,' he added.

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