22 August 2003, 17:07
Declaration of monitoring group of human rights organizations
The monitoring group of human rights organizations declared its evaluation of the first stage of the election campaign in Azerbaijan. The human rights activists believe that numerous violations make the possibility of free and fair elections doubtful.
In this connection, the monitoring group requests that authorities and government-backed mass media should respect ethical norms and laws.
This declaration was signed by Arzu Abdullayeva, Novella Jafarova, Saida Gojmanly, Saadat Bananyarly, Sakhib Mamedov and Chingiz Ganizade.
Source: New Time newspaper (Azerbaijan)