February 27, 2013 – Rapper detained after mocking traffic replique montre police in rap video – On February 27, Azerbaijani rapper Said Aliyev, more well known as viagra visa Dado, was detained by police. On that day he was called into a police station and questioned about a motor vehicle accident.
As he was departing the police station after questioning, police claim he hit a police officer, however according to Said Aliyev, a police officer actually hit him in the shoulder. The rapper is currently serving 10 days of administrative detention and is accused of resisting police. In this music video, Y.P.X. Avtosh, he mocks Azerbaijan’s traffic police. It’s believed that this video is the real reason for S. Aliyev’s arrest. While in detention, Dado called his brother Ali Aliyev and asked him to remove the video from the internet. At the time, according to Ali Aliyev, it appeared the rapper was under duress and someone standing
by him was telling him to make the phone call. In an interview to RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service, Chief State Traffic Police Department head Kamran Aliyev said, “It’s not only the traffic police, regular citizens cannot have positive view of this rap. Someone should not use their youth to write whatever they want. I think all drivers all unhappy about this rap [unofficial translation].” In a statement on the Art
for Democracy Facebook page
for Democracy Facebook page, the group said: “Art for Democracy notes that Azerbaijani artists have faced increased pressure in recent years for expressing critical opinions or creating critical works of art. Other recent examples of this pressure include the forced migration of musician Azer Cirttan and rapper Jamali Ali; the harassment of famous producer and Chairman of the Cinematographers’ Union Rustam Ibrahimbekov: the dismissal of actor Ilgar Jahangir from his job at a theater; the ban on the sale of writer Bakhtiyar Hidayet’s novel Ag Garanliglar (Light Darkness); and the smear campaign against writer Akram Aylisli and his family over his novel Каменные Сны (Stone Dreams).” Dado was released from police custody on March 9, 2013. According to his producer, the rapper will not be speaking to the media for some time. Reports and Commentary: Nezrin Nazirova, Yol polisinə mahnı qoşan repçi həbs edildi (DYP-nin münasibəti), RFE/RL Azerbaijan Service, March 1, 2013. Rapper making fun of traffic police is arrested (incl. video). Contact.az (Turan News Agency), March 1, 2013. Obyektiv TV, video report in Azerbaijani Reper azadlığa çıxıb. RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service. March 9, 2013. Official Statements: Free Muse report, March 4, 2013 See Art for Democracy Facebook page for their official statement UPDATED MARCH 10