PRISONER WHO CLAIMED TO KNOW ABOUT ELMAR HUSEYNOV’S MURDER INTERROGATED

July 1st, 2008

Prisoner Chingiz Mirzayev, who is held in the Prison # 15, was interrogated in connection with the murder of slain "Monitor" magazine Editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov.

Committee Against Torture Chairman Elchin Behbudov, who met with the prisoner today (1 July), told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

“After Mirzayev told me about the murder of Elmar Huseynov and I informed law-enforcement organs about it, he was interrogated by those organs. I can’t tell you anything about the essence of the interrogation; this wouldn’t be right. During our meeting Mirzayev said no pressure was used against him,” emphasized Behbudov.

Recall that on 1 May this year C. Mirzayev supposedly gave Elchin Behbudov insider information about the murder of slain "Monitor" magazine Editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov. Behbudov appealed to the National Security Ministry and other relevant organs about it.