“Radicalism and extremism have no social base in Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov

Head of AIDHR spoke at the conference, organized in Lerik region

On June 30, Conference on “Youths against religious radicalism and extremism” has been organized by Reformist Youths Public Union in Lerik region. Attended by the representatives of Lerik residents, youths and clergymen, the event was organized with the support of State Support Council to NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan Republic.

Opening the ceremony, Chairman of Reformist Youths Public Union Mr. Farid Shahbazli informed about the project and spoke about the works done in the fight against religious radicalism.

Then, Deputy Chair of the Lerik Region Executive Power in Social and Political Affairs Mrs. Arzu Valimammadova, Director of Lankaran Region Department of The State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mr. Gagayi Mammadov, Chairman of Education Center for Youth Mr. Fakhraddin Hasanzada provided information on the merits of religious radicalism and extremism, spoke about the works done in this area and underlined the importance of youths to proceed from the principle of statehood in the fights against such tendencies.

Speaking at the conference, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov talked about the works done against religious radicalism and extremism in Azerbaijan, as a perfect model of multiculturalism in the world. Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the duties of youths said that there is no social base in Azerbaijan for radicalism and extremism.

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