Today Objective Tv reporter Rasim Aliyev and Kanal 13 correspondent Huseyn Azizoglu have become subject to pressure from plainclothes men while covering a peaceful rally in front of the presidential office, the journalists told IRFS. According to Aliyev, they were attacked by plainclothes men while filming a demonstration by a group of Black City residents not satisfied with the amount of compensation paid in return for their demolished apartments.
“They demanded that I give them my camera. As I refused, one of the them forcefully took it saying it would be returned after the images of the Presidential office building were deleted, whereas I had been filming the demonstrators not the PA building. When I got my camera back, I saw that they had deleted the whole footage” the journalist said.
Journalist Huseyn Azizoglu was treated in the same way as his colleague.
“I will appeal to law-enforcement agencies for what happened today” said Azizoglu.