APPEAL OF YOUTH BLOGGERS` PARENTS NOT FULFILLED

December 9th, 2009
Today, 9 December, in the Baku Appeals Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ismayil Valiyev, a hearing was conducted on the appeal  of youth bloggers Adnan Hajizade`s father Hikmat Hajizade and Emin Milli`s father Pasha Abdullayev and his mother Natella Abdullayeva. The judge upheld the decision of Sabail District Court and issued a decision not to fulfill the appeal.

The parents filed a lawsuit against Sabail district Police department investigator Ziya Aliyev regarding a violation of the right of respect to their personal and family life because they were not allowed to visit their sons during the investigation, even though they appealed several times.

The Sabail District Court issued a decision not to fulfill the lawsuit on 18 September 2009.

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 Sebail district Court, Emin Milli was sentenced to 2,5 years imprisonment and Adnan Hajizade to 2 years imprisonment on 11 November.