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Ask your questions to Mr. Matthew Bryza-U.S Ambassador in Baku

The Baku Post is planning to have an interview from the U.S ambassador Mr. Matthew Bryza in Azerbaijan. If you have a question directly to Mr.Ambassador here is a chance for you to share it with us. The Baku Post will choose the most interesting and actual questions among the readers’ comments. Please, do not hesitate to ask your questions writing below this post’s comment stage.  You can ask your questions in Azerbaijani, English and Russian.

The U.S Embassy released the statement concerning the 2 April actions

by Sabina Vagif

The United States Embassy released the following statement about the protests were held on April 2:

The Embassy of the United States wishes to express its concern s about actions taken by the Government of Azerbaijan to prevent the peaceful assembly of opposition groups in central Baku on April 2, including the detention of opposition activists in the days before the planned protests.  The U.S. calls on the Government of Azerbaijan to respect the rights of all its citizens to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, which are guaranteed under the Azerbaijani Constitution and international human rights instruments, including OSCE commitments.   Respect for these rights is essential for promoting the sort of dialogue between citizens and their government that forms the basis for positive change and the deeper development of a culture of democracy in any society.

We call for those detained in association with demonstrations to be afforded due process under the law, with open and transparent hearings and adequate access to legal counsel.

 

The U.S Ambassador at the Free Thought University

U.S ambassador Mr. Matthew Bryza with translator.

 

by Sabina Vagif

Today the U.S ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew J. Bryza met with more than 100 young people at Free Thought University (Azad Fikir Universiteti-AFU). The topic of the discussion was “Azerbaijan-U.S.A relationships”.

The meeting was not open to everyone, moreover, there was limited place. Most of the participants were invited with the most active members of the audience from AFU. The audience also included well-known young people, bloggers, journalists, etc.  Mr.Bryza talked about free society, democracy, education and health care issues in Azerbaijan. He said that education is crutual and especially women be afforded the right to get a proper education. He mentioned that there should not be suppressions on freedom of speech if there is no ethnic, or religious discrimination. His attitude about protesters on 11 March is that they should be released: “Before or during last week detainees should be released quickly following Azerbaijani law. Othervise it is hard to understand how the authorities maintain their commitment under the international law.  The aim of these protests is to get more open and democratical country here”. Continue reading