KHAYAL TV CORRESPONDENTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO BAKU INVESTIGATIVE PRISON

April 9th, 2012
Vugar Gonagov (Khayal TV executive director) and Zaur Guliyev (Khayal TV editor-in-chief) have been transferred from the Department to Combat Organized Crimes of the Interior Ministry to Baku Investigative Prison, reported mediaforum.az website.

 

Lawyer Rashid Hajili met with the journalists, who said that they were innocent; that they had not violated the law, and had not participated in the Guba protests. Zaur Guliyev said that he was experiencing health problems, including stomach pains and skin sores

 

After the online dissemination of a video in which Rauf Habibov (then chief of Guba Executive Power) insulted Guba citizens, there was a riot in Guba on March 1st. The citizens set Habibov’s house on fire and there were clashes between people and the police. After the protests president Ilham Aliyev dismissed Rauf Habibov from his post. On March 13th Vugar Gonagov and Zaur Guliyev were arrested and sentenced to 2 months in jail.