ADNAN HAJIZADE AND EMIN MILLI VISITED BY PARENTS

November 26th, 2009
Today, 26 November, youth blogger Emin Milli (Abudllayev), who is being held in the Baku Investigative Prison, was visited by his parents Pasha Abdullayev and Natella Abduallyeva.

According to Radio Liberty, Milli’s parents said that he does not have any complaints about his health or the prison conditions.

Yesterday, 25 November, Hikmet Hajizade visited his son Adnan Hajizade in the Baku Investigative Prison. H.Hajizade said that the young blogger does not have any complaints about prison conditions or his health.

On 8 July, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Emin Milli and 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, the Sabail District Court 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. On July 20 the Appellate Court upheld the decision of the lower court. 11 November, the investigation opened criminal case under article 221.2.1(hooliganism) and 127 (inflicting intentional minor bodily harm) against young bloggers Emin Abdullayev (Millli) and Adnan Hajizade a verdict was issued. According to the verdict, Emin Milli was sentenced to 2,5 years imprisonment and Adnan Hajizade to 2 years imprisonment.