Congressman Engel statement om raid of RFE/RL in Azerbaijan
US Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday urged Azeri government to allow RFE/RL to resume its work and to stop harassment of RFE/RL employees.
Engel made a statement regarding the raid on the RFE/RL Baku bureau and the interrogation of its employees, TURAN's Washington correspondent reports.
"Azerbaijan is a strategically important country bordering Russia and Iran and a key provider of energy resources. Continuing these actions will serve only to undermine democracy in Azerbaijan. I urge leaders in Baku to allow RFE/RL to resume its work and to stop harassment of RFE/RL employees,” reads the statement.
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