US embassy condemns assault on journalist in Azerbaijan

US embassy condemns assault on journalist in Azerbaijan
# 20 April 2012 08:11 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. The United States Embassy issued statement regarding assault on journalist Idrak Abbasov. The embassy’s statement reads: “The United States Embassy condemns the assault on the independent journalist Idrak Abbasov on April 18 in Azerbaijan. Freedom of the media is essential for every democracy. Journalists must be able to work free of intimidation and fear. We call on the Government of Azerbaijan to launch a prompt and thorough criminal investigation of the incident and hold accountable those responsible for the assault”.
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