Web Desk April 12, 2021

On April 12, the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Kamran Aliyev received on Sevinj, the wife of Afgan Sadigov, the editor of the Azel TV website, who refuses to eat for 159 days. “I told the Attorney General about the threats to our family. I was persecuted, insulted. State security officers threaten the children and me. At the same time, the prosecutor’s office issued a warning to me, although they had to investigate the lawlessness against me.


The Prosecutor General said that no one could threaten my family and me. He offered to take my family and me under police protection. Kamran Aliyev assured that our safety will be ensured,” Sevinj Sadigova said.


Sevinj Sadigova indicated that her husband was arrested on trumped-up charges and even the US State Department came forward in his defense. “Kamran Aliyev said that the statement of another state does not matter. In this case, I pointed out that when the State Department condemned the Armenian missile attacks on Ganja, the statement of this department was welcomed by the Azerbaijani authorities,” Sadigova continued.


The Prosecutor General disagreed with many of Sadigova’s thoughts, and in particular with the presence of political prisoners in the country. The Prosecutor General’s Office did not comment on the information on the reception of Sadigova by the Prosecutor General.


Afgan Sadigov was arrested in 2020 on charges of accepting a 10,000 manat bribe together with Sakit Muradov, editor of the website xeberfakt.az. However, only Afghan Sadigov was convicted on this fact. He was imprisoned for 7 years. After the Court of Appeal refused to release him, Afgan Sadigov went on a hunger strike on November 3. After some time, the doctors transferred him to artificial nutrition.


Source: Turan News Agency

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