Baku newspaper chief editor jailed for 4 months

# 08:51
9 December 2016

A Baku court chose Friday a measure of restraint against Habil Valiyev, editor-in-chief of the newspaper “GündÉ™lik Bakı” (Daily Baku), in the form of arrest for four months.


In accordance with results of the investigation conducted by the State Security Service, a criminal case was launched into blackmail and the conduct of operational and investigative activity by unauthorized persons using technical devices for secretly obtaining information, criminal proceedings were instituted against, Chief editor of the newspaper “Bizim dövr” (“Our Era”) Surkhay Aliyev and other persons, who acted on his instructions, on suspicion of the relevant crimes.


All the detainees are in pretrial detention.