ADNAN HAJIZADE VISITED BY MOTHER

May 11th, 2010
Yesterday, 10 May, imprisoned youth blogger Adnan Hajizde, who is being held in prison #14, was visited by his mother Bahar Hajizade.  The Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety was told this by Adnan Hajizade`s father Hikmat Hajizade.

According to Hikmat Hajizade, Adnan Hajizade said that his prison condition is good and he didn’t have any problems regarding his health.

The imprisoned blogger Emin Milli`s mother Natella Abdullayeva told IRFS that they haven’t been able to visit Emin Milli who in prison #5 in Salyan due to health issues she and her husband Pasha Abdullayev have.

“We will visit him as soon as our health improves,” said N.Abdullayeva.

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.