Daily Archives: Thursday March 2nd, 2017

• Defendant Mahammad Mammadov: Vidadi Zeynalov, do you have a problem with me? • A motion by former Ministry Chief of Staff’s lawyers led to a scandal. On 1 March, Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by Judge Afgan Hajiyev, continued the proceedings on the criminal case against the former Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies (MCHT) Vidadi Zeynalov, former Director General of Baku Telephone Communications Production
Today marks the 12-year anniversary of the still unsolved murder of well-known Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) reiterates its condemnation of the impunity given to those responsible for this murder and the steady stream of crimes of violence against journalists in Azerbaijan. “We honour Elmar’s legacy as a courageous journalist. We have not forgotten Elmar or the four other journalists