Reporter from “Azadliq” newspaper Seymur Haziyev was beaten

Today, a press conference was held  in the press center of Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety about the  beating of reporter from “Azadlig” newspaper,  Seymur Haziyev.

Journalist Haziyev told the group he was brutally beaten by unknown attackers. He said, “Yesterday I went out late from the work . I was going to  home settlement of Ceyranbatan.  There were 200 meters into the settlement. So  was going 60-70 meter. I saw  micro-bus with opening doors. I doubted that something  would be happen. I wanted to go back. But some people took me and beat me brutally. Then they took me to a house . They told me many times that be clever and live like other people. I make a note that they took all the proses by mobile telephone. Probably, they will show it to somebody. Then they threw me a street. At the same time they took my 2 mobile telephones and damaged my computer.”

According to Saymur Haziyev this was the third incident against him. “Like this event had happened on 31 of June in 2005 and 15 of May in 2010. But i won’t to say that the name was told in the second accident . It was told that do not write about Ilham Aliyev.”

The chief editor of “Azadliq” newspaper , Qanimat Zahid said that this accident happened through the instructions of the power.

The chairman of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, Ali Karimli, consider that it is a battle of power against freedom of speech and youth.

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  • Carol  On March 27, 2011 at 6:05 am

    What a really scary incident. It’s amazing what people would go through just to bully you into doing what they want. I guess this is what usually happens for media people.

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