I hope this article will help disprove the wrong opinions told about Bakhtiyar Hajiyev in international public.
As we informed Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, cousin of Modern Musavat Party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev, was arrested. Criminal proceeding was launched against B.Hajiyev on accusation of dodging the military service and he was arrested for failing to comply with the regulations to come under police control.
After being arrested accused of 321 article of Criminal Code, some radical opposition circles attempted to present Bakhtiyar Hajiyev as the only Azerbaijani graduate of USA Harvard University. Thus these circles demonstrate anxiousness to protect Hafiz Hajiyev’s cousin B.Hajiyev.
But our research shows that about 11 thousand Azerbaijani youths study overseas today. Tens of thousands of youths study at local universities. Form this point of view, distinguishing any youth from another one or demanding special privileges for him is, simply put, unfair, especially in relation to other Azerbaijani youths who graduated from Harvard University.
2006 year MBA graduate of one of leading universities of Harvard-“Harvard Business School”, Murad Sofizade, 2008 graduate Natiq Geniyev, 2010 graduate Zaur Mammadov, 2009 graduate of “Harvard Kennedy School” Emin Huseynov can be cited as samples of these youths.
Up to day, we have not witnessed a single Azerbaijani youth out of 20 thousand who studied overseas to abuse the name of their university as basis to dodge the military service.
In general, equal sensitivity is required towards the military service from every youth of the country, which is in a state of war. It will suffice to cite the fact that only in 2010 24 people were brought to criminal responsibility on 321 article – “Dodging the military service” of the Criminal Code.
In the same year, ten thousands of Azerbaijani youths were summoned to military service, among which were a lot of youths who studied overseas.
Nobody has the right to make a hero out of himself by creating cheap provocations in favor of own interests. Certainly, all facts throw doubt on the frankness of the calls this kind of people make to the youths in social networks and other information means and show provocative nature of these calls.