Quotes from the news wire:
Political prisoners, this question has been frequently used by some western circles, there are no political prisoners in Azerbaijan. There are people who are in prison for criminal offences. There are judicial courts that take decisions on these cases. And no sovereign state can interfere with the decision of the courts and change it.
There are 55 political parties in Azerbaijan and they all take part in rallies, pickets and elections and they practice with full freedom, some European organizations are running a campaign that claims there are political prisoners in Azerbaijan, that there is no independent press, but this is all groundless.