Thursday, February 23

Interview with Ilham Aliyev with Frost over the world

I came across this video thanks to 'Aaron in Azerbaijan' blog post as I was doing research on a topic that might sound all too familiar for some of you- Azerbaijan's so- called lobby activities abroad for pampering its image and its influence. 

The president of Azerbaijan, easily brushes of questions raised on Azerbaijan's poor human rights record and its freedom of expression track. The ease in his words as he scrutinizes criticisms raised by international organizations leaves the viewers and those who follow news closely stunned if not astonished.    "In most cases we ignore them" says the President when responding to the question on how Azerbaijan deals with some of the criticisms from abroad on its human rights situation and what not. 

Be the judge yourself though, and draw your own conclusions from this video. 

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