A copy of the letter was sent to the editorial office of the France Presse agency on February 1.
“We dare to count on your help in the matter of expediting the release of our son,” wrote the prisoner’s father, Richard Ryan, in the letter dated January 23.
Ryan reported that the Elysee Palace has not yet responded to his letter.
It should be noted that, according to available information, Martin Ryan, a French businessman, was pressured by employees of the foreign intelligence service of this country, operating under diplomatic immunity at the embassy in Baku, and was recruited for cooperation. After that, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry declared two embassy diplomatic staff persona non grata.
In the letter to Macron, Richard Ryan claims that two diplomats of the French Embassy in Baku, who frequently met with his son, were actually intelligence service operatives.
“We understand that Martin is a victim of the tension between France and Azerbaijan,” he said.
The French agent’s father added that a French consulate employee in Baku last met with his son on December 28 last year.
The agency also mentions the history of difficult relations between France and Azerbaijan and notes that Paris’s support of Yerevan after Azerbaijan’s operation in Karabakh in September last year further escalated this tension.