Public activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev announced that police officers arrested and beaten him.
On October 7, he photographed an empty street in Baku, along which the motorcade of the President of the country was to follow.
“I took a photo of an empty road. At that moment, a police officer approached me and demanded a document. I gave him an ID. He clarified that it is necessary to submit a document permitting the filming of the road. I told him that no permission is needed to take a photo of the road. The policeman, not returning my identity card, began to threaten me,” Hajiyev said.
Further, the policeman put him in a post-patrol car and began to beat him on the arm in the car.
The police representative continued the beatings in the 27th department of the Yasamal district police department, Hajiyev said.
After a while, the activist was taken to the head of the department.
“I explained the situation to him. They warned me that “when the president’s motorcade is passing by, the street must not be filmed”, and then released me”Bakhtiyar Hajiyev said.
In connection with the incident, he sent a complaint to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“Now my arm hurts. I will undergo a medical examination,” Hajiyev said.
The head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Elshad Hajiyev told Turan that the activist’s statements about physical pressure on him are “unfounded.”
“We had a preventive conversation with Bakhtiyar Hajiyev and then released them,” E. Hajiyev said.