Azeri pressure group demands end to BBC’s “biased coverage” of Karabakh
MPA news agency
17 May 04
Baku, 17 May: Members of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO)
and public figures are expected to visit the Martyrs’ Avenue tomorrow
(18 May) to mark the anniversary of the occupation of Lacin. Leaflets
calling for a guerrilla war against the Armenian occupiers will be
handed out, the chairman of the KLO, Akif Nagi, told MPA.
He said the organization’s youth subdivision had appealed to Grave
Crimes Court Judge Mansur Ibayev, asking him to release [Chairman
of the Karabakh war veterans organization] Etimad Asadov on bail
considering his participation in the protection of Azerbaijan’s
territorial integrity and the fact that he was wounded [in the Karabakh
war]. Young members of the organization said that each of them was
ready to take Asadov’s place in prison.
Nagi added that the KLO had addressed the British embassy in Azerbaijan
over misinformation about the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict by the
BBC’s Central Asia and Caucasus correspondent.
The KLO demands that the diplomatic mission address relevant bodies in
Great Britain in order to put an end to the BBC’s biased coverage. The
organization places responsibility for the consequences of such
actions with the British embassy.