“I ask for your support for the release of hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov addresses to the Arab countries

Head of AIDHR called on release of hostages Dilgam Ahmadov and Shahbaz Guliyev at the international conference

On September 15-16 the next session of conference has been continued under the title of “Combating Hate Speech and Extremism” which was organized by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHRC). The conference that featured discussions on recent development, wars, conflicts, extremism and refugees has been joined by Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR).

Talking about the state of human rights in Azerbaijan head of AIDHR emphasized Nagorno Karabakh conflict and one million refugees. In his remarks Ahmad Shahidov noted hostages of Kalbajar region Dilgam Ahmadov and Shahbaz Guliyev and addressed to the Arab countries. The statement made by Mr. Shahidov reads; “The issues like mass killings of innocent people and hostages that we discuss today are hard for me. Taking the opportunity I would like to address to the participants, Arab countries. I would like to ask your support on release of Azerbaijani citizens Dilgam Ahmadov and Shahbaz Guliyev who were taken hostage by Armenian armed forces last year. I do rely on your support and hope that you will stand by Azerbaijan in sake of release of two innocent persons. Let this unity be pattern to the whole Muslim world”.

The speech made by Ahmad Shahidov was met with applause and attendees promised to keep the issue of Azerbaijani in their attention.


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