the Russian journalists has released a video in support of the editor of the Dagestani newspaper “Chernovik” of Abdulmumini Hajiyev, who is accused of financing of terrorism. The video posted on the YouTube channel of journalist of “Novaya Gazeta” Ilya Azar.
In support Hajiyev acted as correspondent of “Medusa” Ivan Golunov, journalists Irina Shikhman, Katerina Gordeeva, Oleg Kashin, Maxim Shevchenko, Tatiana Felgenhauer, chief editor Znak.com Dmitry Kolesov, chief editor of “Medusa” Ivan Kolpakov, the correspondent of “Vedomosti” Alexander Sokolov, the journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” Irina Gordienko, Pavel Kanygin, and Ilya Azar, chief editor of “media zones” Sergei Smirnov, the correspondent of “Kommersant” Alexander Chernykh, chief editor of the publication “the Project” Roman badanin, cooperating with the Radio Liberty journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva.
the Journalists said that the case Hajiyev can be rigged, and that the government is trying to intimidate the editor of “Draft”. They demanded release of their arrested colleague. On January 29, the journalists will hold a series of pickets at the offices of the Republic of Dagestan in Moscow.
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Abdulmumin Hajiyev was arrested in mid-June, 2019. He is accused of financing of terrorism. In November, the court extended journalist the term of arrest until January 13.
According to prosecutors, a journalist of the Dagestan newspaper “Chernovik” has entered in “a criminal conspiracy” with the founder of the charity Fund “Ansar” with Israel by Ahmednabiev. In his articles Hajiyev allegedly encouraged readers to donate to the Fund, which, as believes a consequence, has transferred not less than six million members of the “Islamic gStates”. In the case materials there is no reference to such publications.
Hajiyev in the court called the charges “absolute nonsense “. According to him, in 2011, when he interviewed Ahmednabiev referenced in the result, there was neither Islamic state nor charity Fund Ansar.
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the journalist denies the charges. Colleagues Hajiyev believes the criminal case was fabricated. One of the witnesses who testified on the journalist, complained of torture. To release Hajiyev demanded the international Committee to protect journalists.