Two bloggers held on hooliganism charges

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by judge Rauf Ahmadov of the Sabail district court in Baku to place two well-known young bloggers, Adnan Hadji Zadeh (Gadjizade) and Emin Mili, in pretrial detention for two months. Arrested on 8 July after being beaten up in a Baku café, they are charged with hooliganism under article le 222.1 of the criminal code. News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img German ambassador Per Stankin said he hoped they would be released quickly. Mili was supposed to work as an interpreter for German human rights mediator Gunter Booker, who was not allowed to visit them despite requesting permission from the authorities. US embassy spokesman Dmitry Dorokhovsky also voiced concern about their arrest. Demonstrations in support of the two bloggers were held on 9 July in Azerbaijan. Journalists and civil society activists are often the target of threats and physical violence in Azerbaijan, which was ranked 150th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. President Ilham Aliev is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of press freedom.” July 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two bloggers held on hooliganism charges News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further News “The judge must urgently reexamine the case because holding them for two months is disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is typical of the arbitrary judicial decisions taken with government opponents. They were not allowed to see a lawyer and the charges brought against them are baseless. We are worried about their state of health and call for their immediate release.” Hadji Zadeh, a video blogger and member of the “Ol” opposition movement, and Mili, one of the founders of a youth group called “The Alumni Network”, were in a Baku café when two men in sports clothes came up to them and attacked Mili. When Hacizade went to Milli’s defence, they attacked him too. The police allowed their assailants to leave before arresting them. Hadji Zadeh’s nose was broken in the attack, while Mili sustained injuries to a leg and other parts of the body. The police refused to let them receive appropriate treatment to their injuries. They also refused to let them receive visits from foreign diplomats. News Follow the news on Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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