The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by plaintiff Elchin Hasanov. He said that the appeal was not fulfilled.
The Sabail District procurator’s office conducted an investigation into the police pressure that the journalists were subject to, and the procurator’s office refused to begin a criminal case. Because of this, they appealed to the Sabail District Court to launch a criminal case against the police that exerted pressure and to consider the investigation of the procurator’s office unfounded.
The Sabail District Court issued a decision not to fulfill the lawsuit on 28 September, 2009.
The journalists were subjected to physical pressure in front of the Sabail District Police Office Police Department #39 on 10 May 2009. They were beaten by the police in front of the Police Department #39 while they were gathering information regarding the detention of a group of youth who protested against “Flower day” and not declaring of mourning regarding people who died during the armed attack at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy.
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