Detained Azeri blogger turns 30 in jail

October 14, 2009

Today, on 14 October, detained Azerbaijani blogger Emin Milli is celebrating his birthday in jail. He and his friend, another Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade were assaulted while dining in a downtown restaurant in Baku and afterward got detained for alleged hooliganism.

According to Reporters Without Borders blog, friends and supporters of detained bloggers will hold birthday parties for, but without Emin in Baku, Strasbourg, Paris, London, New York, Budapest, Houston and possibly, Basel.

Ironically, Adnan Hajizade also had to mark his birthday in jail this year – just five days after his arrest he turned 26.