Official Baku slams EU spokesperson's statement on human rights situation in Azerbaijan

Politics 10:10 30.05.2024

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry totally rejects a biased and unacceptable statement by Peter Stano, Spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy of the European Union (EU) dated 29 May, 2024, about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan, Ministry's Spokesperson Aykhan Hajizada said, according to Ednews.

"The rhetoric of the EU statement is full of blatant falsifications that are detached from reality about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. People detained due to certain criminal investigation, such as illegal funding of certain activities, illegal financial transactions and etc. are subject to the requirements of the relevant laws on penal regimes. Instead of waiting for the results of criminal cases and investigations, as well as court rulings, call on Azerbaijan to release suspects is in open contradiction with legal procedures," the ministry spokesman said.

Hajizada said that claims about deprivation of detained people of medical and other assistance have no grounds.

"All the people that the EU side refers to are subject to necessary assistance in the manner and to the extent specified by law. The groundless public demands of the EU to pardon certain individuals on the basis of political preferences of certain European governments and politicians cast doubt on Europe's true commitment to the rule of law," the spokesperson said.

"Azerbaijan has enough experience, knowledge and wisdom, and does not need imposing advice and prescriptions. In the same line, conditioning of Azerbaijan’s presidency of COP29 with inappropriate political motivation contradicts the very essence of idea of cooperation addressing climate change that Azerbaijan has undertaken. Azerbaijan will continue to comply with its international legal obligations, and urges certain EU institutions to focus on gross violations of human rights in the EU area, and cease its interference and provocations against Azerbaijan," the spokesperson noted.

Khamenei's military adviser: "Iran can respond to the US across the seas" - VIDEO

News line

Azerbaijan and Türkiye mull preparations for Turkic states' summit in Shusha
17:03 17.06.2024
Marine Le Pen: EU endangers member countries
Marine Le Pen: EU endangers member countries
16:00 17.06.2024
Emergency blackouts will intensify over coming weeks, warns Ukrainian energy official
15:15 17.06.2024
Israel's war cabinet dissolved
14:12 17.06.2024
Israeli military successfully intercepts suspicious aerial target
13:00 17.06.2024
Iran boosts solar panel production, eyes global market
Iran boosts solar panel production, eyes global market
12:00 17.06.2024
Russia demands UNESCO condemn murder of Russian journalist
11:05 17.06.2024
Nato in talks to put nuclear weapons on standby
10:25 17.06.2024
Israeli strike on Gaza refugee camp kills 9
10:00 17.06.2024
England beats Serbia 1-0 to start Euro 2024
England beats Serbia 1-0 to start Euro 2024
09:35 17.06.2024
Global powers fail to sign up to Ukraine peace summit communique
09:00 17.06.2024
Macron calling snap elections could leave France in chaos, Sarkozy warns
21:00 16.06.2024
Israeli strikes reportedly kill 2 in Rafah
20:00 16.06.2024
Adidas investigates bribery allegations in China
Adidas investigates bribery allegations in China
19:00 16.06.2024
Kremlin says Russia open to talks with Ukraine
18:00 16.06.2024
Xi Jinping claimed US wants China to attack Taiwan
17:20 16.06.2024
Chile to join humanitarian demining in Ukraine
Chile to join humanitarian demining in Ukraine
16:49 16.06.2024
Prime Minister of Pakistan makes phone call to President Ilham Aliyev
16:13 16.06.2024
Italy’s PM Meloni says will travel to China in coming weeks
15:39 16.06.2024
Israeli army fighting continues despite 'tactical pause' in Gaza
15:00 16.06.2024
Global leader of ISIS targeted and possibly killed in US airstrike
14:20 16.06.2024
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shares post on Eid al-Adha
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shares post on Eid al-Adha
13:55 16.06.2024
President Ilham Aliyev shares post on Eid al-Adha
12:52 16.06.2024
Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulates people of Azerbaijan on National Salvation Day
12:16 16.06.2024
Azerbaijani army positions in Nakhchivan direction once again subjected to fire
11:48 16.06.2024
Cuban president boards Russian frigate
Cuban president boards Russian frigate
11:05 16.06.2024
Trump: I will end Biden’s war on crypto
10:43 16.06.2024
Sweden frees Iranian man convicted over 1988 mass executions
10:14 16.06.2024
Iraqi Shiite militia claims missile attack on N. Israel
09:50 16.06.2024
Eid al-Adha prayer performed in Azerbaijani mosques
09:30 16.06.2024
Gaza Health Ministry: Death toll rises to 37,296
Gaza Health Ministry: Death toll rises to 37,296
20:00 15.06.2024
13 Armenian opposition party members arrested amid political turmoil
19:05 15.06.2024
Zelensky meets with Swiss president at peace summit
18:26 15.06.2024
President of BRISD and Global Climate Youth Leader Nawab Commends Azerbaijan’s Leadership at UNFCCC SB60 in Bonn
President of BRISD and Global Climate Youth Leader Nawab Commends Azerbaijan’s Leadership at UNFCCC SB60 in Bonn
18:22 15.06.2024
Sweden says Russian military jet violated airspace
Sweden says Russian military jet violated airspace
17:40 15.06.2024
France, Germany and Britain condemn Iran's steps to expand nuclear program
17:08 15.06.2024
Russia must be represented in future Ukraine conferences, says Scholz
16:05 15.06.2024
Azerbaijan weather forecast for June 16
Azerbaijan weather forecast for June 16
15:00 15.06.2024
Mavericks beat Celtics in NBA Finals game 4
Mavericks beat Celtics in NBA Finals game 4
15:00 15.06.2024
Mass arrests sweep Armenia amid ongoing protests
14:28 15.06.2024
Hamısı