INVESTIGATION TRYING TO GET FRIENDS OF AGIL KHALIL TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM

April 24th, 2008
“Using all means, the investigation organ is trying to mask the dirty campaign it started against Agil Khalil, who was stabbed on 13 March, instead of investigating the case and uncovering the stabbing fact.

The investigation organ is trying to force people who have a relationship with Khalil to testify,” “Azadlig” newspaper director Azer Ahmadov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety today.  

According to him, people are being asked to testify against the journalist and say disgraceful things about him.  Even his friends from the university have been called to the investigation department.  
“‘If not, we can arrest you for unveiling investigation secrets,’ they told people in a threatening manner,” said A.Ahmadov. He considers this provocation by special service organs, not provocation of the investigation organ.