EDITOR-IN-CHIEF APPEALS TO PRESIDENT

October 6th, 2009

“Ayan” Newspaper`s Founder and Editor-in-chief Javid Alasgaroglu appealed to President Ilham Aliyev.

In the appeal, he wrote to the president that he was beaten by unknown people on 13 September and the same people have not been found yet.

Javid Alasgaroglu said that although he appealed to the Internal Affairs Ministry regarding being stalked by unknown people some time ago, they did not take any measures regarding this problem.

On 13 September, at around 2:30-3:00 a.m. Javid Alasgaroglu was attacked in the front of his house by unknown people. Although three weeks have passed since the incident, the investigation carried out by the Nasimi District Prosecutor’s Office, and Police Department did not yield in any results. J.Alasgaroglu asked the president to influence the Law Enforcement Organs to find criminals and bring them before justice.

On 13 September, at around 2:30-3:00 a.m., “Ayan” Newspaper’s Founder and Editor-in-chief Javid Alasgaroglu (Shiraliyev) was beaten in front of his house at Nasimi District, micro-region 4, 28 Huseyn Seyidzade st., and sustained injuries. Alasgaroglu was placed in Semashko hospital.