Giyas Ibrahimov’s Appeal Rejected

July 18th, 2017

Baku Court of Appeal has considered an appeal filed by jailed youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov. According to lawyer Zibeyda Sadigova, the appeal was not granted.
Ibrahimov had appealed to the court due to the violation of his rights to private correspondence, secrecy, and communication confidentiality. Sabunchu District Court had rejected his complaint.
The lawyer noted that while Ibrahimov was being held in Baku Detention Centre, his letters to his lawyers were read by the leadership of the detention centre.
The representative of the detention centre did not deny the fact that the letters had been read. He argued that since the letters had been presented to them in an open form, they had been read, marked with the name of the Chief and sent to the lawyers.
Ibrahimov refuted the detention centre representative’s argument, maintaining that the letter had not been presented to the detention centre secretariat in an open form, and on top of that, detained persons had not been provided with proper envelopes to enclose their letters in.
The court dismissed the appeal.
After the hearing, lawyer Zibeyda Sadigova said a complaint had already been prepared to be submitted to the European Court in the current case.