Afghan Mukhtarli petitioned the courts for two interviews

June 17th, 2017

Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli has been interrogated in Baku Detention Centre, lawyer Elchin Sadigov reports. According to the lawyer, Afgan Mukhtarli filed a petition for the interrogation of the newsperson of ITV’s Jarchi program, who had reported that the journalist had been brought from Georgia to Azerbaijan in a joint operation of Azerbaijani and Georgian special services, and the experts and MP Elman Nasirov, who had spoken on the same news item in this regard. Mukhtarli also recalled how one of the persons bringing him from Georgia had talked about someone by name Ali ‘Ali, that is our guy’ in reference to the blindfolded Afgan Mukhtarli. Ali insisted that they opened the door for him to see. One of the persons bringing Afgan opened the door of the car (which was a reverse-opening one), and Ali allowed them to go on after seeing the blindfolded Afgan Mukhtarli. The journalist assumed that Ali was an on-duty employee of either State Border Service or State Security Service or State Customs Committee. He requested that the investigative agency identified Ali and interrogated him as a witness.