May 6, Sanan Pasayev, investigator at the general prosecutor for grave crimes investigation department unsealed Baku bureau.
Editor in chief of Baku bureau Zeynal Mammadli was present at the handover.
The local bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was sealed off on December 26 shortly after it was raided and most of the equipment confiscated.
To this day, none of the equipment, documents, and the bureau's official seal were returned.
RFE/RL's Baku bureau was registered at the C.Cabbarli 44 street inside the Caspian Plaza for the past 10 years. On April 30, the Plaza management informed RFE/RL that its contract with the plaza was terminated and requested that all of the equipment, furniture and personal belongings of the staff is removed.