According to Musavat party, on August 27 Saday Hajili, an opposition member of Majlis, was arrested in the city of Shirvan. He was detained in the morning by the Shirvan city police,
Without providing any justification and a lawyer or without letting him inform his relatives about the detention, the police accused Hajili of disobeying the police, and was sentenced to 20 days of administrative detention.
Hajili represents Musavat on the board of Shirvan city.
Musavat viewed Hajili’s arrest as the start of a campaign of repression by the authorities on the eve of the parliamentary elections, scheduled for early November. Musavat demanded that the authorities put an end to the campaign of pressure and harassment against the opposition, and release Hajili and all political prisoners.