Khural newspaper’s correspondent to the southern regions, Aydin Janiyev, has been transferred to Baku Investigative Prison, the journalist’s brother Shahaddin Janiyev reported to Mediaforum news website.
He said that it is impossible for his family to get information about Janiyev now that he has been moved from Lenkaran to Baku. His brother added that they could not hire a lawyer for Aydin Janiyev because they didn't have enough money.
Khural newspaper’s correspondent in the southern regions Aydin Janiyev was detained on September 8th due to a complaint from religious followers from Sarpakaran village of Lenkaran. The journalist was charged with breaking the windows of the village mosque and insulting the religious men. He was sentenced to 12 days of administrative detention. A criminal case has been launched against Janiyev under Article 221.2.2 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism – resisting a state employee preventing violation of social order). Lenkeran Regional Court sentenced him to 2 months of pre-trial detention (as of September 20th).