Richard Lugar announces that he supports freedom of speech not only in Azerbaijan but whole world

Richard Lugar announces that he supports freedom of speech not only in Azerbaijan but whole world
# 14 January 2008 16:44 (UTC +04:00)
Impeding of freedom assembly of people and arresting of journalists are unacceptable. I expressed my gratitude to Ilham Aliyev for signing pardon decree and releasing several journalists,” Senator Richard Lugar, head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee told the APA
Mr. Lugar stated that they discussed the events occurred in Tbilisi in November last year.
“I announced that it is not right that Saakashvili authority impede the freedom assembly of people,” he said. He touched upon the elections held in Azerbaijan in November, 2005 and stated that many observers said that progress has been achieved in the election, but there were several problems.
“I hope that Azerbaijan will take into account what other countries think about it and take relevant steps in the presidential election to be held in October this year,” he said. He said that he supports freedom of speech not only in Azerbaijan, but whole world. /APA/
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