Press Review 07/12/15

Official newspapers write about Ilham Aliyev's participation in the opening of the new center of the State Property Committee. The same newspapers discuss the bill "On the fight against religious extremism."

Azadlig writes about the fire at the field Gunashli and the disappearance of 29 people missing. The Head of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli criticized the actions of the authorities in connection with the tragedy on the platform.

The Chairman of the National Council of Democratic Forces, professor and historian Jamil Hasanli has been awarded the John Ratley Award, which was established in 2005.

The independent journalist Aynur Elgunesh was not released from Azerbaijan to Ukraine on December 5. In the Baku airport she was told that her departure from the country is prohibited without explanation and information about who banned it.

The newspaper citing the investigation conducted by an international network of journalists reports on the suspicious business of the Aliyev family in Romania.

The arrested former head of the International Bank of Azerbaijan Jahangir Hajiyev is charged of embezzling 120 million manat.

Yeni Musavat writes about the tragedy on the platform Gunashli and the disappearance of 30 oil workers missing. Experts believe that the incident is the result of a lack of professionalism. So, British staff was evacuated from the adjacent Chirag platform to shore due to bad weather conditions.

Experts have called shameful the fact that the public learned the truth about the death of oilmen on Gunashli not from the local, but from the foreign press.

Referring to the arrest of the former head of the International Bank Jahangir Hajiyev, the paper argues that the former chief of the National Security Ministry Eldar Mahmudov will be also arrested.

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