Tag archive of Seymur Hazi

Jailed Journalist Seymur Hazi Awarded

Imprisoned journalist Seymur Hazi has been granted the “Republicanist of the Year” award founded by D18 Movement. Azadliq newspaper reporter, Azerbaijani Hour TV program host Seymur Hazi was arrested on August 29, 2014, after a fight with a man named Maharram Hasanov in Jeyranbatan settlement of Baku. He was charged under Article 221.3 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by using an object as a weapon) and was sentenced to 5 years in

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Jailed Journalist Seymur Hazi Receives International Award

Seymur Hazi – a journalist at Azadliq, an opposition newspaper critical of the government, and a host of the TV program Azerbaijani Hour – has been selected as one of the laureates of the Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Free Media Prizes for Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe. Currently in prison, Seymur Hazi was arrested on August 29, 2014, after a fight with a man named Maharram Hasanov in Baku’s Jeyranbatan settlement.

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Judge cuts off Seymur Hazi’s final speech to announce verdict

  On 29 September, the hearing on the case of Azadliq newspaper department chief and ‘Azerbaijani’ Hour TV program host Seymur Hazi continued at Sumgayit Court of Appeal. Seymur Hazi was detained after a fight with Maharram Hasanov in the Jeyranbatan settlement of Baku on 29 August 2014. He was charged under Article 221.3 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism using an object as a weapon), while Maharram Hasanov was charged under Article 221.

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Seymur Hazi ends hunger strike

 On 25 September, the jailed chief of the Azadliq newspaper politics department and host of the Azerbaijani Hour TV programme Seymur Hazi ended his hunger strike. He had launched the strike in protest against official pressure to refrain from making a closing speech at his court hearing on 29 September.   Seymur Hazi was detained after a fight with Maharram Hasanov in the Jeyranbatan settlement of Baku on 29 August 2014. He was charged

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Journalist Seymur Hazi: “ I am behind bars because of my journalism”

 On July 28, the Sumgait Court of Appeal held a hearing on the case of Seymur Hazi, a department head at Azadliq newspaper and the presenter of the Azerbaijan Hour TV program.   Hazi was arrested for fighting with Baku resident Maharram Hasanov on 29 August 2014 in Jeyranbatan settlement. He was charged under article 221.3 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism involving the use of items used as a weapon), while Hasanov was charged under article

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