Ministry of Justice refuses to allow journalist to interview Intigam Aliyev

The director of Turan Information Agency, Mehman Aliyev (no relation) has been denied the opportunity to interview the imprisoned human rights defender Intigam Aliyev at Prison #6, reported Mehman Aliyev himself on November 17.   He received a rejection letter from the acting Deputy Chief of the Penitentiary Service, Rafig Ramazanov. The letter stated that the request, addressed to the Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov, had not been composed in accordance with the requirements of the Law on Public Participation, and it was undesirable to permit the...

Journalist’s Torture Claims go to European Court

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has accepted the application of Turan Information Agency and Voice of America reporter Tapdig Farhadoglu for consideration.  Farhadoglu’s lawyer Samira Agayeva reported that she has received a communication from the Court with an assigned case number.    According to Agayeva, the object of the complaint is the failure by law enforcement agencies to investigate an attack on the journalist while he was covering a student protest at Baku State University (BSU) in February 2014. The journalist sustained serious injuries, leaving...
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