Charges Brought Against Writer Akram Aylisli


Lawyer Elchin Sadigov made a public statement about detention of prominent writer Akram Aylisli who had been summoned to the investigation section of the Air Transport Police and charged under Article 221.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code.

Elchin Sadigov also commented on the charges filed against the writer. “The substance of the charges is that on March 30 Akram Aylisli violated public order, uttered profanities, and hit the  35-years old State Border Service officer Nihal Seyidov in the chest. As a result , Nihal Seyidov suffered a 3.0cm*2.5cm bluish bruise to the upper right side of his chest. Akram Aylisli does not accept the charges. The writer said he has not used offensive words or physical force against anyone, and that his age and physical and emotional state would not allow him to commit such acts anyway. Akram Aylisli associates the criminal case launched against him with his writer activities. Tthe investigation continues,” said Sadigov .  

The lawyer added that the writer has a restriction of movement.

For information,  Nihal Seyidov is the son of Azer Seyidov, the chief of Baku Detention Facility.

Akram Aylisli was detained on March 30 together with his son Ilyas Aylisli at Heydar Aliyev International Airport on his way to Italy. The Press Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said the writer was detained for starting an argument with border officers while passing through the border checkpoint. Aylisli was released in the evening of March 30.

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