Daily Archives: Monday May 1st, 2017

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms blogger Mehman Galandarov’s death in detention last Friday, 28 April, and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to identify the person or persons responsible and bring them to justice. On 28 April it became known that, Mehman Galandarov, an Azerbaijani activist and blogger died in Baku Detention Centre No. 1, where he had been held in
On 1 May, Baku Grave Crimes Court chaired by Judge Zeynal Aghayev resumed the proceedings in the criminal case of theologian Zulfugar Mikayilov, Elman Aghayev, Faig Allahverdiyev, Mehman Guliyev, Mehman Mammadov, Eldar Bunyatov, Elkhan Hasanov, Mubariz Ibrahimov, Ali Huseynov, Ramil Seyfullayev, Ruzi Ismayilov and Jabir Aliyev. Today’s hearing on the case of the Muslim Union Movement members was marked by a tension. (more…)
> In the course of the proceeding, it transpired that the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies (MTCHT) had restricted access to the websites solely based on evidence submitted by the Prosecutor General’s Office, without conducting its own investigation. On 1 May, Sabail District Court continued the judicial proceedings on the application of the Electronic Security Centre (ESC) under the Ministry of Transport, Communications