PACE co-rapporteurs meet with a group of journalists

Baku: Co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Azerbaijan Joseph Debono Grech and Pedro Agramunt Font de Mora, being on a visit to Baku, have today met with a group of journalists.

Editor-in-chief of the Yeni Musavat newspaper Rauf Arifoglu told APA that the meeting was attended by editor-in-chief of Ayna Zerkalo newspaper Elchin Shikhli, director of Turan News Agency Mehman Aliyev, editor-in-chief of Bizim Yol newspaper Bahaddin Haziyev, journalist Khadija Ismayil, director of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Emin Huseynov and employee of the Media Rights Institute Khalid Aghaliyev

“Situation of newspapers and arrests of journalists were discussed at the meeting. I spoke about reporter of our newspaper Farahim Ilgaroglu’s beating, Tofig Yagublu’s arrest, Elchin Shikhli talked about Rauf Mirgadirov’s arrest and the state of Ayna-Zerkalo newspaper, Emin Huseynov about the situation in the media and Khadija Ismayil about her problems”, Arifoglu noted.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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