Islamic Party Chairman Movsum Samadov Placed in Solitary Confinement againREAL Movement Chairman Suffers Health Problems in JailZeynal Bagirzade Released from Jail‘Communication Case’: Defendant Bayram Valiyev Once Again Brought to Court on StretcherAnaxeber.az Website Accused of Disseminating Commercial SecretLast Board Member of Muslim Union Movement ArrestedOnly Four Political Prisoners’ Names Included in Pardon Decree Covering 423 Individuals

Islamic Party Chairman Movsum Samadov Placed in…

Movsum Samadov, the chairman of Azerbaijan Islamic Party, has once again been put into solitary confinement in Prison #12 where he is serving his jail..

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REAL Movement Chairman Suffers Health Problems…

REAL Movement Chairman Ilgar Mammadov has developed serious health issues. He suffers from acute back and muscle aches. According to Mammadov, it even..

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Zeynal Bagirzade Released from Jail

On 17 March, Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, an activist of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party’s (APFP) Babak district branch, was freed from jail. According to..

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‘Communication Case’: Defendant Bayram Valiyev…

Summary: 31st hearing > Bayram Valiyev’s lawyer filed a motion to replace his client’s pre-trial detention with house arrest; > Defendant Vidadi..

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Anaxeber.az Website Accused of Disseminating Commercial…

The Anti-Corruption General Directorate under the Prosecutor General has launched a criminal case against Anaxeber.az over the alleged dissemination of..

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Last Board Member of Muslim Union Movement Arrested

On 16 March, Nasimi District Court chaired by Judge Babak Hasanov ordered the pre-trial detention of Muslim Union Movement’s (MUM) Board member Elkhan..

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Only Four Political Prisoners’ Names Included…

On 16 March, President Ilham Aliyev signed a pardon decree. Under the decree, 412 individuals serving prison sentences have been exempted from the remainder..

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A video compilation has been created by Eltac Turan Türk featuring politicians, public figures, youth activists and ordinary citizens protesting against Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Chairman, satiric Facebook page Sancaq’s manager, journalist and video blogger Mehman Huseynov’s arrest. The video contains fragments from videos shot and disseminated by Mehman Huseynov and speeches by National Strategic Thought Centre Chairman Isa Gambar, Musavat Party Chairman Arif Hajili, D-18 Movement leader Ruslan Izzatli, REAL Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli, media expert Alasgar Mammadli and others assessing the youth activist’s illegal arrest as an attack on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan and calling for his immediate release. » » » »

Movsum Samadov, the chairman of Azerbaijan Islamic Party, has once again been put into solitary confinement in Prison #12 where he is serving his jail sentence, Samadov’s lawyer Yalchin Imanov reported on 22 March.

According to the lawyer, the theologian’s latest 5-day solitary confinement penalty expired on 6 March. After that, he was given another 3-day penalty. Samadov’s relatives wanted to meet with him in Prison #12 on the occasion of Nowruz holiday but were told that Samadov had been transferred to a solitary cell and the term of punishment was said to be two months. » » » »

REAL Movement Chairman Ilgar Mammadov has developed serious health issues. He suffers from acute back and muscle aches. According to Mammadov, it even hurts when he walks or speaks. Publicising this information, REAL Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli said he had a phone conversation with Ilgar Mammadov during which the REAL Chairman made serious health-related complaints.

“Ilgar Mammadov requested an urgent check-up by foreign physicians, and we brought Ilgar’s condition and his request for physicians to the attention of the Red Cross and other relevant organisations,” Natig Jafarli said. » » » »

On 17 March, Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, an activist of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party’s (APFP) Babak district branch, was freed from jail. According to Zeynal’s brother and APFP’s Nakhchivan branch chairman Yashar Bagirsoy, Kangarli District Court granted Zeynal early release in view of his serious health condition.

Background: APFP activist Zeynalabdin Bagirzade was convicted under Article 315-2 (use of violence against a civil servant) of the Criminal Code, and was sentenced to 8 years in jail under Babak District Court’s judgment of 2 February 2016. The Supreme Court of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (AR) upheld the lower court’s judgment. » » » »