Bakhtiyar Gadjiev. Photo https://rus.az24saat.org

23 August 2022, 17:46

Activist Bakhtiyar Gadjiev states receiving law enforcers' threats

Bakhtiyar Gadjiev, an activist, was released after almost four hours of detention. According to his story, law enforcers forced him to remove his critical posts from social networks about the head of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and threatened him with arrest for new posts about the minister.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Gadjiev was detained in Baku on August 22.

"Several men attacked me and forced me into a car. I asked who they were, but they wouldn't introduce themselves. I tried to open a live broadcast on the Facebook*, but they pulled my phone out," Bakhtiyar Gadjiev said.

He was taken to a unit of Azerbaijani law enforcement bodies and forced to remove his negative posts about Vilayat Eivazov, the MIA head, Gadjiev has added.

"When they took me out of the car, they beat me up with fists on my head and arms; the physical and psychological pressure continued inside the building," Bakhtiyar continued.

Rufat Safarov, the head of the NGO "Defence Line", has treated the incident with Gadjiev as "total lawlessness." "The country has no legal mechanisms to protect people from law enforcers' arbitrariness," he has stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 22, 2022 at 09:35 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid Source: СK correspondent

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