July 6, 2022

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Pécresse plans to file a complaint after receiving “threats” from the President of Azerbaijan

Valerie Begress He denounced the press for “the seriousness of this threat that a presidential candidate is not free to go where he wants” and “the deafening silence of the French government is shocking”. “These threats did not frighten me, and I want a sacred response from the French government to this threat of a foreign head of state to the French presidential candidate,” he said.

Candidate Les Républicains went before Christmas Armenia, Shortly after the extreme right-wing candidate was passed
Eric Zemmer, For a visit intended to illustrate its support for Eastern Christians in this Caucasus country. One of his campaign advisers was former European Commissioner and former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier.

In an interview with local media on Wednesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accused Mr Beckress of “secretly” visiting Nagorne-Karabakh, a separatist area at the center of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He also criticized Barnier. More than 6,500 people were killed.

“In case of illegal visits (to Karabakh) We officially express our dissatisfaction with the Russian side responsible for peacekeeping operations in the region. “We were told, ‘We did not see anything, we did not know, we did not notice (…)’. But we can not believe (this version of events). (…) In this case, it was an organized visit,” he said.

“If we had known they were there, of course we would not have allowed them to return (to Armenia). The Lachin Corridor (the road connecting Armenia and Karabakh) is under our control. We can park any car there and no one can tell us anything,” Olive added.

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Me Thibault de Montbrial, lawyer for Valérie Pécresse, announced the candidate’s intention to file a complaint to the AFP in Paris on Saturday for “death threats”. International law protects sitting heads of state from legal action. Valérie Pécresse began a trip to Greece on Friday, where he is scheduled to visit a closed camp for immigrants and asylum seekers on the island of Samos on Saturday.