Giorgi Gogia detained at Baku airport for a day

Georgi Georgiev, a member of Human Rights Watch, held at Baku airport for more than a day, according to the  representative of the human rights organization Rachel Denber. According to her, Gogia arrived in Baku on March 30 at 1:30.

Giorgi was planning to attend today’s trial hearing of Intigam Aliev and Rasul Jafarov.

–When Gogia arrived at Heydar Aliyev International Airport on March 30 , authorities refused to allow him into the country, but would not provide an explanation. Immigration officials took his passport, required him to remain in the passport hall. That’s where he has been since yesterday 1:30 pm Baku time. We urge the Azerbaijani authorities to return Giorgi’s passport and allow him to leave the country, said Rachel Denber. -16В-

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2015 March 31 (Tuesday) 16:37:20

On March 31  at about 17:00 at Baku airport was  detained Giorgi Gogia – a representative of the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch, Former Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg wrote in his microblog on Twitter.

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said they did not have information on the matter. It was impossible to get a comment in the border guards also failed. Attempts to call a mobile number of Gogia were futile.

The purpose Gogia’s arrival in Baku  is not reported. It is also unknown exactly where he came from.

Human Rights Watch  is one of those human rights organizations, which criticizes  the authorities of Azerbaijan for human rights violations. Officials in Baku called HRW a  pro-Armenian and hostile structure, which is used by certain circles to put pressure on official Baku.

In turn, Giorgi Gogia one of those employees  of the HRW, which constantly writes about the abuse  in Azerbaijan.

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