Journalist killed in Azerbaijan after Facebook comments

An Azeri journalist died Sunday after being severely beaten by unidentified attackers following a dispute over his Facebook post about a football match

Journalist killed in Azerbaijan after Facebook comments

World Bulletin / News Desk

A journalist from Azerbaijan was killed after he was attacked by football fans for criticising a popular footballer according to a report in The Independent.

Journalist Rasim Aliyev said on Facebook that Javid Huseynov, striker for the Gabala FK football team, should be banned from football after he allegedly made a rude gesture at a Cypriot journalist.

Local media reported that Mr Aliye was lured to meet someone who claimed to be a relative of the player in the nation's capital, Baku.

He was then beaten up by a group of people, and later died of internal bleeding.

In his post, Mr Aliyev wrote that Huseynov "did not know how to behave", and called him "immoral and ill-bred" for his conduct.

An aide to President Ilham Aliyev told the state news agency that the case was being handled by the interior ministry and the prosecutor-general and there would be an “objective investigation.”


Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ağustos 2015, 10:53