“AZERBAIJAN JUMHURIYYATI” NEWSPAPER FOUNDER ARRESTED

January 24th, 2008
“Turan” News Agency, citing police sources, reports that “Azerbaijan Jumhuriyyati” Newspaper founder Nusrat Rahimov was arrested while taking a bribe from a Parliamentarian Ahad Ahmadov.

Turan’s source said that Rahimov demanded a bribe to prevent the publishing of compromising material about the parliamentarian.
According to APA, Nusrat Rahimov demanded 3,000 USD from Ahmadov.
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety called “Azerbaijan Jumhuriyyati” Newspaper’s editorial office several times throughout the day, but no one answered the phone.