Youth activist gets warning over Facebook post

On February 27th member of Popular Front Party’s youth organization, Turkel Alisoy, was called to police office, where he was warned because of his Facebook post. Alisoy told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) that he was summoned due his status update, in which he supported the Azerbaijani Students’ Day of Boycott event created on Facebook. “Today at 8 o’clock in the morning police officers came to our house and took me to Khatai District Police Office #35, from where I was taken to...

Council member of Musavat Party summoned to police office over his article

According to www.musavat.com, Council member of the Musavat party Jahangir Amirkhanli, was summoned to the police office on February 24, over his article titled "Ganja - beautiful land, poor town ..." (published in February 23 issue of Yeni Musavat newspaper), in which he criticized the city administration, in particular mayor Elmar Veliyev. Amirkhanli, resident of Ganja city, says he was first called to Kapaz District Police Office, from where he was taken to Ganja City Police Department and met with deputy police Chief Ilgar Balakishiyev. Balakishiyev...

Police promises to guarantee safety for Azadliq newspaper correspondent

Elchin Ismayilli, correspondent of Azadliq newspaper in the district of Ismayilli, was summoned to the Ismayilli District Police Office on February 8th, after filing a police report for being followed and intimidated, as the journalist himself reported to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). According to the journalist, he was received by the deputy police chief Abulfaz Badalov. “After going public about the threats that I faced following the January 23-24 protests, I filed a complaint with the police and prosecutor’s office at the...
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