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Mushfig Alasgarli's allegations about Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders

Mushfig Alasgarli's allegations about Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders

During a debate on Toplum TV, Mushfig Alasgarli, chairman of the Trade Union of Journalists, claimed that Freedom House had not commented on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that the United States had not been asked to investigate.

He said this while speaking about the reports and statements issued by international human rights organizations on Azerbaijan.

Mushvig Alasgarli also said that Reporters Without Borders commented neither on the attack on TF1 in France in 2020 nor on the attack on the office of RFE / RL in Armenia.

Fakt Yoxla examined whether these allegations were true.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi from Saudi Arabia was assassinated on October 2, 2018, at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

The journalist, who was a critic of the Saudi government, had been living as an immigrant in the United States since 2017.

Freedom House issued a statement on October 6, 2018, in response to the news that Jamal Khashoggi had disappeared and was killed after entering the consulate in Istanbul.

The head of the organization, Michael Abramowitz, described the killing of Khashoggi as a grave attack against journalists and press freedom in every country of the world.

"The Crown Prince is sending a message that Saudis who criticize his policies are not safe, that no international border can protect them," said the head of Freedom House.

The letter, signed by the organization and 10 other organizations on March 14, 2019, urged the Trump administration to uphold both the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and US Congress's constitutional oversight role in the determination of accountability for Khashoggi’s murder.

The journalist of the French TV channel TF1 was attacked online by members of the Armenian community on October 22, 2020, after a report covering the ongoing military operations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued a statement condemning the attacks on both the TV channel and the journalist.

On November 10, 2020, protesters attacked the Armenian office of RFE / RL in Yerevan. Protesters who were opposed to the Russian-brokered agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh tried to destroy the radio servers to stop broadcasting.

Reporters Without Borders issued a statement on Twitter condemning the attack on RFE / RL and calling on the authorities to shed light on the matter and protect journalists.

Thus, Freedom House made statements on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Reporters Without Borders made statements on the attacks on both TF1 in France and RFE / RL in Armenia.

Fakt Yoxla concludes that Mushfig Alasgarli's allegations are a Lie.

  • 6 June, 2022
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