INVESTIGATION OF PRESSURES ON JOURNALISTS DURING 2 APRIL RALLY UNDERWAY

April 14th, 2011
Today, the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS) employee Rasim Aliyev was invited to the Ministry of the Internal Affairs. The invitation was related to the assault of Rasim Aliyev while he was filming the 2 April protests organized by Public Chamber.

Interior Ministry Internal Investigation Department Chief Mohubbat Huseynov had a conversation with Rasim Aliyev and questioend about the particulars of the incident. Additionally, the department representative Abdul Ashurov took a statement of explanation from IRFS employee.
IRFS attorney Rasul Jafarov was not allowed to attend the meeting, which lasted over an hour.
IRFS employee Rasim Aliyev was subjected to police pressure and violence while shooting April 2 protests despite the fact that he was wearing a PRESS vest.