Rasim Adjalov, the Head Supervisor for the 2015 European Games in Baku, announced his resignation on May 20, 2015 via
. In a post liked by almost 900 people at the time of writing, Adjalov stated the following: “I’m sorry values is [sic] more important than my huge salary.., That’s enough.. One day we also will have family…”
Adjalov’s resignation was triggered by the deadly May 19 fire in Baku, which claimed at least 16 lives and sparked controversy surrounding the usage of cheap, inflammable material to decorate the Azerbaijani capital ahead of the European Games.
He linked to a post written in the memory of a two-year old girl who perished in the fire, Fereh Meherremova:
Dear IOC – International Olympic Committee, European Olympic Committees and national Olympic Committees of all European countries! My name is Fereh. I was two years old. Yes, I was, not “I am” any more. Today I died in fire caused by “beautification” façade around my house because in few weeks you will travel to my country and see how “happy” we are. And my mother lost my unborn sibling after my death news. Hope you will be “happy” to see how “happy” we are. I apologise for the inconvenience. Have a nice day. Love, Fereh Meherremova, May 19, 2015