OSCE welcomes release of Mehman Aliyev

OSCE welcomes release of Mehman Aliyev
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  • calendar-gray 11 September 2017

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today welcomed the release of Azerbaijani journalist and media expert Mehman Aliyev, said a statement posted on the OSCE’s website. 

 

“I welcome this positive step on the part of the authorities and call on them to drop all charges against Mehman Aliyev,” Désir said. "I value the dialogue on this situation in which we have engaged with Azerbaijan as an important way to resolve media freedom issues. It should continue."

 

Désir also stressed that his Office will continue to follow the case closely and that it remains ready to assist Azerbaijan in improving media freedom and journalists’ safety throughout the country.

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