ADNAN HAJIZADE TRANSFERRED TO PRISON #14

April 13th, 2010
Youth blogger Adnan Hajizade has been transferred from the Baku Investigative Prison to prison #14 situated in Gizilbash settlement, according to “Turan” information agency. Hajizade’s lawyer Elton Guliyev said that Emin Milli (Abdullayev) who is being held in the Baku Investigative Prison will be transferred to prison #5 in Salyan that is situated 120 kilometers away from Baku. The lawyer stressed that the health of youth bloggers is normal.

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. The investigation of the criminal case was concluded and a criminal case under articles 221.2.1 (hooliganism) and 127 (inflicting intentional minor bodily harm) was opened against E.Millli and A.Hajizade and the case had been sent to court to be considered. According to the verdict of Sabail district Court, Emin Milli was sentenced to 2,5 years imprisonment and Adnan Hajizade to 2 years imprisonment on 11 November. On 10 March, the Baku Appellate Court adopted a decision to uphold the verdict of the Sabail District Court.