Religion Blogger Arrested on Drug Charges


On May 10th blogger Rashad Hagigat Agaaddin was arrested on drug charges, lawyer Aslan Ismayilov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) on May 14th. According to Ismayilov, Agaaddin is currently held at the Department for Combating Organized Crime (DCOC) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

IRFS contacted the DCOC to learn more information on the issue. A representative of the DCOC said he was not aware of the issue and advised us to phone the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which did not answer our repeated calls.

Rashad Hagigat Agaaddin his Facebook page to criticize ruling regime on the issues related to freedom and justice.  (,

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