JOURNALIST ARRESTED IN LANKARAN TRANSFERRED TO BAKU INVESTIGATIVE PRISON

September 27th, 2011
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.
BACKGROUND
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).