On May 18th 2011, Nizami District Court of Ganja city sentenced Hajiyev to 2 years in-jail under Article 321.1 (evasion of military service). The July 6th 2011 appeal against this decision was denied. On December 6th 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the decision.
Prior to this Hajiyev had requested early release as he had served two-thirds of his prison term. On December 29th 2011 the court rejected the request. On February 27th 2011, the Court of Appeals upheld this decision.