LAWSUIT OF HIKMAT HAJIZADE AGAINST INVESTIGATOR ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION

August 24th, 2009
Today, 24 August, in the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Kamala Amirkhanova, a preliminary hearing was held on the lawsuit of one of “OL” Youth Organization Coordinators, well-known videoblogger Adnan Hajizade’s father Hikmat Hajizade against Sabail District Police Department investigator Ziya Fakhraddin oglu Aliyev in connection with violation of right of respect to his personal and family life.

Hikmet Hajizade and his lawyer Isakhan Ashurov participated in the hearing. Nobody participated in the hearing on behalf of the defendant.
H.Hajizade submitted additions to his lawsuit to consider the refusal by the defendant from duty responsibility in connection with the conclusion of the investigation, to be granted an immediate meeting with his son and the compensation of 880 AZN by the defendant for moral damages.
Judge K.Amirkhanova scheduled the next hearing on this case for 4 September at 10:00 a.m.
On 8 July, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade were sitting at a table in “Lebonese” (Livan) restaurant along with several other young adults, when two people that looked like sportsmen came up to them, and attacked them causing physical injuries. Although they appealed to police as victims, police detained Adnan and Emin as suspected persons for 48 hours and freed the attackers. On 10 July, Sabail District Court Judge Rauf Ahmadov issued a decision under article 221.2.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code to sentence Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade to two months pre-trial detention. On July 20 the Appellate Court upheld the decision of the lower court. Both Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade are being held in the Investigative Prison of Baku. Their parents have not been allowed to visit them.