Gundalik Azerbaijan journalists seek political asylum

Gundalik Azerbaijan journalists seek political asylum
# 25 May 2007 17:38 (UTC +04:00)
A group of contributors of recently shut down newspaper Gundalik Azerbaijan applied international organizations and Embassies seeking for political asylum, chief editor of newspaper Uzeyir Jafarov told APA. Beside Uzeyir Jafarov other journalists of the newspaper Gabil Zimistanoghlu, Azer Huseynbala, Natig Javadli, Jeyhun Naghi, Nemat Huseynli, Samir Kazimli, Aynur Elghunash and Kamran Kalbalioghlu requested OSCE Office in Baku, UN Representation to Azerbaijan, embassies of US, Great Britain, Germany and France in protest against events around the newspaper. “We consider it is incredible to live and work in Azerbaijan. We want at least temporary political asylum abroad. We are ready to receive any states’ offer on political asylum”.
Shahvalad Chobanoghlu said he respected opinion of his colleagues. “Each of them is dear to me. But I think they should live in Azerbaijan and work for Azerbaijan’s prosperity”./APA/
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