Интересный момент из разговора американского дипломата (Бернс) с президентом Ильхамом Алиевым, где затронут вопрос блоггеров (с Викиликс):
Finally, on the jailed youth activists, though he made no firm commitments regarding their release, he said, "I think (a pardon or amnesty) can be done. I had no intention to hurt anyone."
U/S Burns said that one of the ways Azerbaijan could show leadership as a tolerant and secular country was in advancing democracy and human rights. He specifically asked
that, following the appeal process of the two youth activists, the President find a way on humanitarian grounds to release the two men. Aliyev made no firm commitment, but
responded, "I think this can be done. I had no intention to hurt anyone." When U/S Burns expressed the hope that the government could quietly take this step, the President said, "Okay."
Я так понимаю, этот разговор был где-то в конце февраля 2010 года.
Ссылка на полный отчет: http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2010/02/10BAKU134.html