INVESTIGATION BEING CONDUCTED INTO THREATENING CALLS TO JOURNALIST

March 10th, 2008
Since 17 February 2008, “Nota Bene” Newspaper employee Faramez Allahverdiyev has been receiving threatening phone calls on his mobile phone from a hidden number.

In connection with this, Allahveridyev appealed to law enforcement agencies. Speaking to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety today, Allahveridyev said, “The last call of this kind occurred on 27 February, and on 1 March I was called to the Ministry of National Security. They took a statement from me about the threatening calls, and in the statement I emphasized who I thought the calls were coming from. They told me that they will follow this situation.”
Allahverdiyev also noted that he received a letter from the Ministry of Interior on March 6. In this letter it was stated that Nizami Region Police Department #25 is investigating the phone calls. Following this, Allahveridyev was called to Nizami Region Police Department #25 and gave a statement to police about the threatening calls.