Blogger Rashad Ramazanov, also known as Rashad Agaaddin, has been charged with large-scale drug trafficking. By a court decision, a measure of restraint in the form of arrest for a period of 4 months was chosen against him.
This was reported by his wife Kenul Ramazanova.
She learned about the charges and her husband’s arrest from a lawyer assigned to a blogger at the expense of the state.
She considers the charges fabricated.
Human rights activist Rufat Safarov also doubted the credibility of the accusation.
On his facebook page, he recalled that Ramazanov had already once – in 2013-2019. was a political prisoner.
The human rights activist is convinced that Ramazanov is being persecuted for his sharp criticism of the authorities on social networks.
“So far, the details of the case have not been clarified. However, apparently, like last time, drugs were planted on him,” Safarov wrote.
It was not possible to get comments from the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Article 234.4.3, under which the blogger is charged, provides for a penalty of imprisonment from 5 to 12 years in prison.
Rashad Ramazanov was arrested in May 2013 and subsequently sentenced to 9 years in prison on charges of large-scale drug trafficking. Local human rights organizations, believing that the real reason for his arrest was criticism of the authorities on social networks, recognized Ramazanov as a political prisoner.
In March 2019, he was released early by presidential pardon.