FORMER PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE GIVEN CONDITIONAL RELEASE

January 26th, 2011
Former parliamentary candidate, young activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev has been released from custody, but has been banned from leaving the city of Ganja, reported Hajiyev’s representative Rail Abbasov.

“Hajiyev was summoned to the Proseutor’s Office to testify this morning, after which he was set free on the condition that he stays in Ganja. When Hajiyev said that he had to go to Baku, he was told to write an appeal to the Ganja City Prosecutor, and that he could only go if this was approved,” said Ababsov.
Harvard graduate Bakhtiyar Hajiyev was arrested for evading military service when he tried to cross the Georgian border. He was arrested and detained back in November 18, 2010, on the same grounds.

At present, Hajiyev is facing a criminal charge under Article 321 (evading military service) of Criminal Code. He is not allowed to leave Ganja until the investigation is over.