YOUNG BLOGGERS VISITED BY LAWYERS

August 4th, 2009
Yesterday, 3 August, lawyers Isakhan Ashurov and Elton Guliyev visited bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli (Abdullayev) in the investigative center.

A.Hajizade’s lawyer Isakhan Ashurov told “Turan” that both Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade consider the decisions of local courts unfair up to this day although they did not complain about prison conditions or the attitude of the prison staff towards them.
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 Judge Rauf Ahmadov 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. Both Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade are being held in the Investigative Prison of Baku.