Meydan TV staff questioned

  On September 1, Meydan TV journalist Sevinj Vagifgizi gave a statement at the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, following an interrogation by investigator Ramiz Allahverdiyev. According to the journalist, she was first questioned about the events that took place in Mingecehvir on August 20. “They told me that the footage shot in Mingechevir is considered an investigation secret. Then they asked questions about Meydan TV, which I refused to answer,” Sevinj Vagifgizi said.   On September 2, Vagifgizi’s colleague Javid Abdullayev was questioned at...

Meydan TV staff banned from leaving the country

  ​On 30 June, four Meydan TV employees were prevented from travelling to Tbilisi. Border guards told them that they were under a travel ban, apparently imposed that same day.   When the employees - Natig Javadli, Shirin Abbasov, Elnur Mukhtarov and Ayten Alakbarova - asked about the reasons for the ban, they were told to submit an enquiry to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.   Emin Milli, the Berlin-based Director of Meydan TV, says the organization has received no information about the travel ban, official or unofficial. But he...
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