Police detains a leading columnist of “Azadlig”

On August 29 afternoon, police detained Seymur Hazi, one of the leading columnists of the newspaper “Azadlig”. “When he left the house and was going to work, he was stopped by police and taken to the police department of Absheron district. The reason for the detention is unknown, Seymur’s phone is off ,” said the deputy editor of the newspaper Rahim Hajiyev

Seymur Hazy is also a TV presenter of the program “Azerbaijani hour” – a popular news program, broadcast on the Internet. The police of Absheron district told that no man with such a name was delivered. All of this suggests that Seymur Hazy could be detained by the other law enforcement agencies. Turan failed to get comments on the matter in the press service of the Interior Ministry.

Seymor Hazy sharply criticized domestic and foreign policy of the authorities.

Lawyer Elton Guliyev confirmed the detention of Seymur Hazy. According to him, Hazy has been detained as a suspect under Article 221.3 (hooliganism committed with a weapon or object used as a weapon) of the Criminal Code. He was told about it on the phone by Hazy and head of the investigation department of the Absheron District Police Office.

The lawyer does not know yet what specific actions incriminated Hazy. According to Article 221.3 he can be imprisoned from three to seven years.

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Police detains a leading columnist of “Azadlig”

August 29th, 2014

On August 29 afternoon, police detained Seymur Hazi, one of the leading columnists of the newspaper “Azadlig”. “When he left the house and was going to work, he was stopped by police and taken to the police department of Absheron district. The reason for the detention is unknown, Seymur’s phone is off ,” said the deputy editor of the newspaper Rahim Hajiyev

Seymur Hazy is also a TV presenter of the program “Azerbaijani hour” – a popular news program, broadcast on the Internet. The police of Absheron district told that no man with such a name was delivered. All of this suggests that Seymur Hazy could be detained by the other law enforcement agencies. Turan failed to get comments on the matter in the press service of the Interior Ministry.

Seymor Hazy sharply criticized domestic and foreign policy of the authorities.

Lawyer Elton Guliyev confirmed the detention of Seymur Hazy. According to him, Hazy has been detained as a suspect under Article 221.3 (hooliganism committed with a weapon or object used as a weapon) of the Criminal Code. He was told about it on the phone by Hazy and head of the investigation department of the Absheron District Police Office.

The lawyer does not know yet what specific actions incriminated Hazy. According to Article 221.3 he can be imprisoned from three to seven years.

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