Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lawyer Elchin Sadigov has met with arrested journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. According to the lawyer, Afgan Muktharli still suffers from his health problems. "Mukhtarli has not been examined for his cardiac pains, although he has repeatedly applied to be seen. His blood sugar is still high and he has problems with blood pressure," Sadigov noted.
August 31, 2017 The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns yesterday's decision by Baku Appeals Court to, keep veteran journalist Mehman Aliyev in detention. IRFS calls on the European Union, the Council of Europe, the United States and Canada to impose sanctions on the Azerbaijani authorities, who have crossed all possible limits of disrespect for fundamental human rights. (more…)
Nasimi District Court in Baku has extended the pretrial detention of Aziz Orujov, head of Baku bureau of Kanal13 internet television, until 17 December (for 3 months), lawyer Elchin Sadigov said. The lawyer said he was going to appeal the decision. (more…)

Mehman Aliyev Detained

August 25th, 2017
Director of Turan information agency, Mehman Aliyev, has been detained as a suspect on charges brought in accordance with Articles 231.1 (tax evasion) and 308.1 (abuse of official powers) of Criminal Code. He is currently in the custody of Yasamal District Police Office, where he has been offered a court-appointed lawyer. Mehman Aliyev has not accepted the offer and said his lawyer is Fuad Agayev. (more…)
August 25, 2017 The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the authorities of Azerbaijan for arresting the head of Turan independent news agency Mehman Aliyev. The organization calls for his immediate release and an end to the pressure on Turan and its other employees. Mehman Aliyev, one of the most prominent and respected journalists in Azerbaijan yesterday (24-08-2017), was taken into custody as a defendant on charges of
Natig Jafarli, the director of website, has been interrogated due to his articles about the State Security Service (SSS), the journalist himself has reported. (more…)
A judge of Shaki Grave Crimes Court, which is handling the criminal case of arrested journalist Elchin Ismayilli, has illegally asked that the date of lawyer Eclhin Sadigov's warrant of attorney be changed, the lawyer has reported. Besides, the lawyer has not been allowed to meet the journalist. Sadigov says he is planning to appeal to the Judicial Legal Council in this regard. (more…)
The Prosecutor General's Office has issued a warning to several internet websites. According to the press service of the prosecutor's office, investigations have found that in recent days some mass media outlets, including, and websites, have disseminated articles with various headlines containing false and biased information aimed at causing a sensation and misleading the public opinion. (more…)
Elchin Alijanov, the newly appointed deputy chief of Prison #13, has threatened prisoner of conscience Ilkin Rustemzade with death, Ilkin's mother Atlas Huseynova said. "Today, we went to Prison #13. Things are not good there. (more…)
Employees of the Department for Preliminary Investigation of Tax Crimes of the Ministry of Taxes have launched an inspection at the Turan information agency. They are seizing documents and examining personal items of the staff. Filming the process is not allowed. (more…)