ADNAN HAJIZADE AND EMIN MILLI VISITED BY LAWYERS

July 15th, 2009
Today, 15 July, lawyer Isakhan Ashurov visited one of “OL” Youth Organization’s coordinators, well-known video-blogger Adnan Hajizade in the Investigative Prison of Baku. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by I.Ashurov. According to Ashurov, A.Hajizade’s health is normal and he did not complain about prison conditions.   

Lawyer Elton Guliyev visited “Alumni Network” Youth Organization Coordinator, ANTV Online TV Leader Emin Milli (Abdullayev) in the Investigative Prison of Baku. E.Guliyev told IRFS that Emin MIlli does not have any complaints about his health or prison conditions, and hopes that the investigation into his case will be conducted fairly.
A.Hajizade’s father, Political Scientist Hikmat Hajizade told IRFS that his son is not allowed to see his relatives. “I have sent an official letter to investigator Ziya Aliyev to visit my son. I have not received an answer yet,” said father Hajizade.

On 8 July, at approximately 8:00 p.m., “Alumni Network” Youth Organization Coordinator, ANTV Online TV Leader Emin Milli and one of “OL” Youth Organization’s coordinators, well-known video-blogger Adnan Hajizade were sitting at a table in “Lebonese” (Livan) restaurant along with several other young adults, when two people that looked like sportsmen came up to them, and attacked them causing physical injuries. Although they appealed to police as victims, police detained Adnan and Emin as suspected persons for 48 hours and freed the attackers. On 10 July, Sabail District Court Judge Rauf Ahmadov issued a decision under article 221.2.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code to sentence Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade to two months pre-trial detention. Both Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade are being held in the Investigative Prison of Baku.