Affiliated media: Freelance journalist
Incident date: October 6, 2021
- Administrative arrest, remand, pre-trial detention, prison
Who attacked: Authorities
Location: Azerbaijan, Baku
Freelance journalist and activist Anar Abdullayev was detained by the police. According to his colleague Mina Alyarly, on October 5, the police came to the journalist's apartment twice, demanding to report to the Narimanov District police department. On October 5, the journalist came to the district police department, leaving his phone with his relatives. Later, he received a call on his phone demanding to be brought to the police station. «We were told by the police that Anar is accused of committing administrative offences under Article 535.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan (disobedience to the police) and Article 510 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan (petty hooliganism). On October 6, Abdullayev was arrested for 15 days for disobedience to the police and petty hooliganism.