Meydan TV Director Emin Milli Threatened for Critical Reporting on European Games
Civil Rights Defenders together with several other civil society organisations who are members of the Sport for Rights Coalition has issued a statement calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to put an end to their ongoing attempts to silence critical reporting.
The statement follows after Meydan TV Director Emin Milli reported that he had received a threat from the Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov, in connection with his critical reporting on the European Games.
Milli a former political heads Meydan TV, a Berlin-based online television station that provides alternative news coverage of Azerbaijan.
According to Milli, the following threat reached him through an intermediary on behalf of the Sport Minister:
“What harm has [the] Azerbaijani state done to you? We will get you wherever you are and the state will punish you for this smear-campaign against the state that you have organised. You will get punished for this. You will not be able to walk freely in Berlin or anywhere else. You must know this”.
Read the statement in full: Meydan TV Director Emin Milli Threatened for Critical Reporting on European Games.