Azer Kazymzade. Photo from his personal page on Facebook

20 September 2018, 18:45

In Georgia, police set opposition blogger Azer Kazymzade free after long questioning

After threats from Azerbaijani law enforcers, opposition blogger Azer Kazymzade, living in Georgia, noticed the surveillance after him. His call to the police with a complaint of surveillance turned into the long questioning, the blogger reported.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Azer Kazymzade was detained in Tbilisi on September 19.

Azer Kazymzade has been living in Tbilisi for more than a year and all the time he sharply criticizes the authorities of Azerbaijan on social networks, in particular, on the "Düşün TV" page on Facebook.

Azer Kazymzade reported that the law enforcers set him free this morning. According to the blogger, on September 19, he was watched.

The activist said that during questioning, he was asked about the reasons for his criticism of the Azerbaijani President, about his motives to leave for Georgia and not to other democratic countries, and about the means he lived on.

According to Azer Kazymzade, his complaints about being watched by unidentified persons did not arouse any interest of the police.

Azer Kazymzade associated the surveillance after him with threats from the Azerbaijani law enforcement bodies. "It is dangerous for me to stay in Georgia, and I do not want to repeat the fate of Afghan Mukhtarly," Azer Kazymzade said.

The activist also said that he did not ask for political asylum in Georgia. At present, he intends to apply to the Embassies of the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and France.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 20, 2018 at 01:53 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

June 16, 2019 09:42

  • Georgia: opponents of gay parade announce protests against LGBT people

    A large-scale action against LGBT people will be held next week in Georgia, Levan Vasadze, a businessman, has announced, noting that protesters are ready to confront policemen. In his turn, Giorgi Burdjanadze, Deputy Ombudsperson, has called on opponents to the gay parade not to abuse the freedom of self-expression.

June 16, 2019 09:35

  • Three residents of Chechnya publicly apologize for drinking alcohol during Uraza-Bayram

    The "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company) has screened a story about three residents of the republic, who apologized for buying alcohol during the Muslim holiday. Social network users argued about whether a policeman could reprimand them for violating religious norms. Because of the actual "dry law" in force in Chechnya, young people had to go to Dagestan, but, nevertheless, could not escape public condemnation, local residents report.

June 16, 2019 09:26

June 16, 2019 09:20

June 15, 2019 20:15

News archive