Azerbaijan News Service
June 9 2005

QARABAQ AND AZERBAIJAN'S OBLIGATIONS BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE TO
BE FOCUSED AT JUNE SESSION
2005-06-09 18:00

Sub-committee on Daqliq Qarabaq issue of the Parliamentary Assembly
of Council of Europe will hold session on June 22nd during the summer
session. Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov informs
that the sub-committee has undertaken to carry out monitoring of
Qarabaq related issues. Lord Rassel Johnson will deliver speech at
June session. We proposed that representatives of opposition to be
represented here as well. According to Samad Seyidov Azerbaijan's
honoring obligations before the CE will also be discussed during the
session including right on free assembly and activity of Public TV.
Besides exchange of opinions will be held regarding the list of
so-called political prisoners presented by non-governmental
organizations. However Mr. Seyidov considers that official Baku has
fulfilled obligation regarding the so-called political prisoners and
the issue is closed. Discussions still held concerning the case of
three inmates Elchin Amiraslanov, Safa Poladov and Arif Kazimov.
`Mainly three prisoners are mentioned. Discussions are on hand and I
offer to find a common point with NGOs'.