Jul 21, 2009

Milli's and Hadji-zadeh's Appeals Rejected

According to the Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety, in the Baku Appellate Court, hearings were held to consider the appeals against Sabail District Court’s decision to sentence Azeri youth activisits Emin Milli and Adnan Hadji-zadeh to pre-trial detention. Those appeals were rejected.

In case you haven't been paying attention, Milli and Hadji-zadeh were physically attacked in a restaurant last month and instead of upholding justice, the Azeri authorities decided to arrest the activists for "hooliganism." They remain in pre-trial detention. Apparently, Azerbaijan is not afraid of Milli's and Hadji-zadesh's brand of satire:

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