Azerbaijani Journalist to Begin Deadly Hunger Strike
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / Magrur Badalsoy, the disabled veteran of the Karabakh War and journalist, stated that he underwent pressure by the Nizami District Prosecutor Office and the Investigation Cell of Police Department. Due to this fact Badalsoy wants to begin hunger strike in front of the building of the Presidential Executive Administration on 19 August.
Magsud Badarli, M.Badalsoy's son, run over a woman in 28 May 2007. The woman did not suffer.
The woman did not appeal against Badarli. The Investigation Department of Nizami District Police Station instituted a criminal case against him with the contravening Articles 263.1 (violation of traffic rules) and 264 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Nizami District Police Station held illegal investigation and wants to arrest Badarli, M.Badalsoy said.
The petition to transform the case to another court for consideration was not satisfied. The investigator, Gazanfar Mansurov, replaced Abbas Huseynov.
"When the accident happened policemen wanted to arrest Badarli. Nizami District Police Station's police blackmail to pay them $2,000. They demand $3,000 to close the case," Badalsoy said.
Badalsoy repeatedly appealed to Zakir Garallov, the Public Prosecutor of Azerbaijan, and Ramil Usubov, the Internal Ministry.