On December 9, the Khatai District Court arrested public activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev for a period of investigation for a month and 20 days, his lawyer Agil Laij told reporters.
The activist was found guilty under the Articles of the Criminal Code on hooliganism 221 and 289 (disrespect for the court). He faces up to 3 years in prison.
Speaking in court, Hajiyev denied the charges, saying that he was being persecuted for his political activities, including criticism of the authorities in international forums.
The defense does not agree with the decision of the court and intends to file an appeal against the arrest.