JOURNALIST BEATEN IN SADARAK CHECKPOINT

June 15th, 2011
On June 14, IRFS employee Hekimeldostu Mehdiyev was beaten up at the Sadarak crosspoint (at the Turkish border) in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, he reported to IRFS.

 “I bought some chicken and soft drinks from Turkey for my nephew’s wedding party. My goods were confiscated at the checkpoint without any explanation. When I protested, the deputy chief of checkpoint, whose name is Bakhtiyar, began to insult me. He urged his staff to hit me, with his hand and also with a bottle. As a result, I am having trouble breathing,” said the journalist.
Mehdiyev said that he had reported the incident to police. He also said that he will send a written appeal to the law enforcement agencies.