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AIPS Europe condemns the killing of Journalist Rasim Aliyev

Posted By Sportinmalta On August 13, 2015 @ 4:34 pm In Featured,Other | No Comments

Gavin Muscat

August 10th 2015 – AIPS Europe strongly condemns the attack on sports journalist RASIM ALIYEV from Azerbaijan, which physical attack by football supporters of  Gabala FK ended with his death.  AIPS Europe at the same time stresses that criticism from the media is to be accepted in a most mature manner. The passing away of sports journalist RASIM ALIYEV was the result of his criticism towards a popular footballer Javid Huseynov where Aliyev had stated on the social media that the said Jhuseynov should be banned from European football for allegedly making a rude gesture at a Cypriot journalist. Rasim Aliyev asked why he had waved a Turkish flag at a Cypriot team’s fans.

Mr. Aliyev was then beaten up after being lured to a meeting by somebody who said they were a relative of the player, local media report. He later died from internal bleeding.

In his Facebook post, Mr. Aliyev, who worked for the ann.az news website, accused Mr. Huseynov of being “immoral and ill-bred” for making the gesture after a Europa League qualifying tie between his club, Gabala FK, and Apollon Limassol.

AIPS Europe conveys condolences both to the family of Rasim Aliyev and to the sports media in Azerbaijan in particular to the executive and members of the Sports Journalists Association of Azerbaijan.

Rasim Alyev


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