Deaths of Azerbaijani journalists - terror against all journalists in world - Global Journalism Council

  05 June 2021    Read: 435
  Deaths of Azerbaijani journalists - terror against all journalists in world - Global Journalism Council

The Global Journalism Council has issued a statement regarding the deaths of two Azerbaijani journalists, AzVision.az reports citing the statement.

The Global Journalism Council (GJC) has issued a statement regarding the deaths of two Azerbaijani journalists in mined by Armenians areas of Azerbaijan.

The Global Journalism Council (GJC), an international journalism organization, has issued a statement regarding the deaths of two Azerbaijani journalists in landmine explosion in a district recaptured from Armenians.

The statement reads: “Today, we are deeply saddened by the deaths of two of our colleagues, Azerbaijani journalists, operator of the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting CJSC (AzTV) Siraj Abishov and the correspondent of the Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) Maharram Ibrahimov in a mine explosion in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar region.
We consider the loss of life of our colleagues in the area mined by Armenia during their journalistic duties as a terror to journalists all over the world.

The statement on behalf of the President of the Global Journalism Council (GJC) Mehmet Ali Dim says: “Armenia’s refusal to provide a map of the mined territories of Azerbaijan, contradicts all international conventions. As a result, we consider the deaths of our colleagues Maharram Ibrahimov and Siraj Abishov as a terror against all journalists in the world.

We call on all international organizations, international human rights organizations, especially international journalistic organizations, not to remain indifferent to this bloody event, and strongly condemn this bloody act that led to the death of journalists.

We call on Armenia to comply with the norms of international law ”.

Employees of Azerbaijan's AzTV channel and AZERTAC news agency were killed as a result of the mine explosion in Kalbajar district, a source in AZTV said on June 4.

According to the source, the TV channel’s cameraman Siraj Abishov, born in 1989, and the agency's employee Maharram Ibrahimov, born in 1982, was killed in a mine explosion while on duty.


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