Memorial Action at Elmar Huseynov’s Grave

February 28th, 2020

March 2 marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of journalist Elmar Huseynov. On this day at 11.00 at his grave in the Yasamal cemetery of Baku a commemoration action was held. The event was organized by the Institute of Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).

“15 years have passed since the assassination of Elmar, and this bloody crime has not yet been solved. We will gather again at the grave of Elmar to demand the establishment and punishment of the customers, organizers and performers of this monstrous murder. We will honor Elmar’s memory and say: “No to the impunity of killers of journalists!” said the head of the IRFS Mehman Huseynov.

* Elmar Huseynov was the head of a number of media projects in Azerbaijan, distinguished by vivid political content and harsh criticism of the political system, corruption of the authorities, and human rights violations.

On March 2, 2005, he was shot dead on the threshold of his apartment. So far, no customers or perpetrators of the murder have been found. The Azerbaijani authorities claim that the criminals are known and that these are ethnic Azerbaijanis from Georgia, but no measures were taken to detain them and deliver them to Azerbaijan.

by TURAN News Agency
28 Feb 2020