Today, 14 September, in the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Elnur Hasanov, a hearing was conducted on the lawsuit of Adnan Hajizade`s father Hikmat Hajizade and Emin Milli’s father Pasha Abdullayev against Sabail District Police Department Investigator Ziya Aliyev in connection with a violation of the right of respect to his personal and family life. Although the parents filed separate lawsuits, the motion to join the lawsuits in one consideration was fulfilled.
The plaintiff told the judge they appealed several times to get permission to visit their sons, but their appeals were never fulfilled. The investigator did accept the lawsuits and said that he did not do anything against law.
The judge scheduled the next hearing for 17 September at 4:00 p.m.
On 8 July, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade were sitting at a table in “Lebonese” (Livan) restaurant along with several other young adults, when two people that looked like sportsmen came up to them, and attacked them causing physical injuries. Although they appealed to police as victims, police detained Adnan and Emin as suspected persons for 48 hours and freed the attackers. On 10 July, Sabail District Court issued a decision under article 221.2.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code to sentence Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade to two months pre-trial detention. On July 20 the Appellate Court upheld the decision of the lower court. The bloggers who are being held in the investigative detention center have not been allowed to see their parents.