Bakhtiyar Hajiyev hospitalized at penitentiary service hospital

Public activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev was hospitalized in the evening of 10 February from the Baku pre-trial detention centre-1 to the hospital of the penitentiary service, this was reported to Turan by his brother Vugar Hajiyev.

Today V.Hajiyev was received by the head physician of the hospital, who reported that the activist still refuses to eat and do not allow administering medicines at least to him under the drip. At the same time, according to the head doctor, B. Hajiyev is conscious and “communicative”, the activist’s brother continued.

He was promised a meeting today with B. Hajiyev, who has been on hunger strike for 34 days, demanding his release, or a telephone conversation with him.

* Bakhtiyar Hajiyev was detained on 9 December on charges of hooliganism and contempt of court. On the same day, the Khatayi district court arrested him for 1 month and 20 days.

On December 15, Hajiyev went on hunger strike demanding his release. On December 28, he ended the hunger strike after persistent calls from the public and family members. On January 9, however, he resumed the hunger strike after a court of appeal refused to release him and continues to this day.

On 21 January, the court extended Hajiyev’s arrest for another 1 month

Source: Turan News Agency