UPFPA Chairman Gudrat Hasanguliyev Criticizes Authorities


YEREVAN, JULY 27. ARMINFO-TURAN: The United Popular Front Party of
Azerbaijan will hold in early August a protest action against arrival
of Armenian officers for participation in NATO training courses in

UPFPA chairman Gudrat Hasanguliyev said at today’s press conference
that international organizations, particularly NATO, insist on arrival
of Armenian representatives in Baku. Thus, NATO demonstrates
“disrespect” of Azeri nation and state. “This is aimed at forcing the
nation of Azerbaijan to yield to the existing situation and forget
about Nagorno Karabakh”, said Hasanguliyev.

He also criticized the position of the leadership of
Azerbaijan. According to Hasanguliyev, the Head of State expresses
readiness to liberate the occupied territories by military methods, if
no peace solution is found. However, the Head of State does not
specify when it will happen – under the current regime or 20-30 years
after, ironizes Hasanguliyev.

He also charged the authorities with refusal to register his party. He
considers this is aimed at preventing his followers from participation
in municipal elections.

As for the upcoming elections, gaps in electoral legislation may call
in question the holding of municipal elections in Baku, Sumgayit and
Ganja. Hasaguliyev complained that his inquiry on the matter to the
leadership of the Parliament is remaining unanswered.–