POLICE ORDERED TO “REGISTER” JOURNALIST

February 19th, 2009
Yesterday, 17 February, “Yeni Musavat Newspaper” employee Mustafa Hajibeyli was called to the Binagadi District Police Department, and, without any explanation, a copy of his identification card was taken.

Hajibeyli told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. According to the journalist, Binagadi District Police Department Lieutenant Ramil Aliyev said that he and his colleagues received an order to copy the registration papers of M. Hajibeyli.
IRFS contacted the Binagadi District Police Department in connection with this issue, but an employee there said they had no information on this matter. IRFS also contacted the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Press Service employee Ehsan Zahidov told IRFS that he is unaware of this issue.