The meeting of the Milli Majlis on Friday began with an angry speech of the speaker Oktay Asadov, which struck the European Parliament and its head Martin Schulz. Speaker accused Schultz of unfair criticism of Azerbaijan, for alleged violation of the rights of civil society activists, and in particular, the human rights activist Leyla Yunus. Contact.az
O.Asadov called the European Parliament “uncultured and a liar,” saying that the European Parliament “lies”, claiming that they were not allowed to Azerbaijan to visit the arrested human rights defenders.
“We did not find such a letter from the European Parliament. I wrote about this in the European Parliament and received no response. And now they teach us culture?” protested the Speaker. The Assad reminded the Europeans their shortcomings – anti-Semitism, racism, oppression of Muslims.”In Europe there are two Muslim countries, and the European Parliament did not miss a chance to criticize these states. Our attitude towards them will be the same as their attitude towards us,” said Assadov without specifying the honor of which countries he wants to protect. The speaker was so angry that admitted that he had forgotten to vote on the agenda.
Remind, that recently the international organizations have expressed serious concern over the serious deterioration of Yunus’s health and the call to step up pressure on the Azerbaijani authorities to save her life.