Azerbaijan to sue France 2 TV channel for calling Aliyev 'dictator'

Azerbaijan to sue France 2 TV channel for calling Aliyev 'dictator'

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijani authorities are planning to file a lawsuit against France 2 after the French state-run TV channel aired a program slamming President Ilham Aliyev as a dictator, Agence France-Presse said quoting the lawyer for the Azeri side Olivier Prado.

“France 2 journalists Élise Lucet and Laurent Richard portray Azerbaijan as one of the worst dictatorships ever,” Prado told AFP.

The Monday, September 8 edition of Cash Investigation program featured a story about French President François Hollande’s visit to Azerbaijan in spring of 2014.

However, the footage shot in Azerbaijan, including interviews with opposition activists and human rights advocates was seized from the French journalists

According to Prado, Azerbaijan “no longer intends to tolerate such attitude and has every intention to take those who slander the country to the court,” reports.

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