Journalist Detained at Exit to Georgia

The journalist Kamran Mahmudov was detained this morning by the border service on the Azerbaijani-Georgian border. Turan was informed by the lawyer Javid Rzazadeh. According to him, the journalist was told that the police had put him on the wanted list.

“Then the police arrived at the frontier post and took Mahmudov to the Gazakh police department. I also went there, but they did not let me into the police department. I have been waiting in the street before the administration for two hours,” the lawyer said over the phone.

In turn, the Gazakh police officer on duty told a Turan correspondent that Mahmudov was detained by the Border Guard Service. “Therefore, now we are waiting for information from them concerning the ban on his departure,” the duty officer said.

Thus, the versions of the Border Guard Service and the police contradict each other.

Recall that Kamran Mahmudov cooperated with Radio Azadlig, Internet TV Channel 13 and Toplum TV.