Press Review 22/08/14

Official newspapers publish Ilham Aliyev’s order on the allocation of 6 million manat for the construction of a highway in Guba.

The newspaper Azerbaijan continues to criticize the work of the Committee to Protect the Rights of Leyla Yunus.

Azadlig, citing diplomatic sources, claims that the question of boycotting the European Games in Baku can get on the agenda, if Ilham Aliyev does not release political prisoners.

Accused of a crime related to drug possessing, Murad Adilov has been under arrest for 10 days. However, until now he has not been allowed a lawyer. Murad is the brother of the newspaper Azadlig employee, Natig Adilov.

In the village of Chermet (Ferrous Metal) on the outskirts of Baku, the MP Javid Gurbanov demolished the legally built house of a citizen Miraslan Alekperov. The demolition was motivated by the fact that a building of national importance would be built in the area.

Express writes that official Baku will introduce standards for the funeral, as it has already been done in Nakhchivan. At the memorial service the hosts will be allowed to serve only tea with sugar and lemon, and dates.

Echo writes that due to the violation of sanitary norms from the beginning of the year 76 catering facilities have been closed.


Yeni Musavat

Rectors of universities have been suspended from participation in the Ministry of Education Board.

The lawyer Javad Javadov argues that the prison system still has not given permission for the transfer of medicines and dietary foods for Leyla Yunus.

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