Christoph Strässer

03.11.2011

Azadliq Newspaper - unauthorised report presented as an interview

Correction: On 29.10.2011, an article apparently showing an interview with Christoph Strässer was published in the Azadlig newspaper. In actual fact, Christoph Strässer never gave an interview to Azadliq. A conference organised by an NGO took place in Berlin to mark the twentieth anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. At this conference, the subjects of German-Azerbaijani relations and the democratisation processes in the Republic of Azerbaijan were discussed. Christoph Strässer participated in this conference and gave a speech about the mandate on political prisoners assigned to him by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The article includes statements which were not made in the form printed. Christoph Strässer would like to distance himself from this style of reporting and the unauthorised report presented as an interview.