Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Azerbaijan’s presidential election in October will be “ democratic and a free expression of the will of the Azeri people” says Azerbaijani politician. The CSF Co-chair begs to differ

On 19 March speaking at a meeting of Euronest Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society, Krzysztof Bobinski the SC Co-chair criticized the recent actions of the Azerbaijani authorities against civil society (see here). The statement evoked a response from Mr Elkhan Suleymanov on 9 April. He said that the criticism was “beyond reality and non-objective (see here). Krzysztof Bobinski replied to this letter on 29 April expressing his hopes for the administration living up to its promises of democratic elections. 

The full reply by the SC Co-chair is available here.

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