OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir condemned the ban on foreign travel imposed in Azerbaijan against the blogger and chair of the Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety Mehman Huseynov.
According to the source, Huseynov was invited by his Office to safety of journalists conference in Vienna.
I denounce travel ban imposed on @Mehman_Huseynov, blogger and chair of Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (#IRFS_ORG) & call on #Azerbaijan authorities to lift his travel ban. Huseynov was invited by my Office, @OSCE_RFoM to safety of journalists conference in #Vienna— OSCE media freedom (@OSCE_RFoM) April 10, 2019
As reported earlier, Huseynov was not released on April 9 from the country when he was about to depart for Berlin to participate in a number of international events in the German capital, Strasbourg and Vienna.
Mehman Huseynov was released on March 2 after two years in prisons. He was recognized as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.