JABBAR SAVALANLI TRANSFERRED TO PRISON # 10

August 13th, 2011
Youth activist, imprisoned member of APFP Youth Organization Jabbar Savalanli was transferred from Investigative Prison # 3 in Shuvalan to prison # 10. J.Savalanli`s lawyer Anar Gasimov reported to IRFS today.

Lawyer Anar Gasimov said that he met with Jabbar Savalanli in prison yesterday. Youth activist told him that his health is normal.
Anar Gasimov also said that they prepared cassation appeal against Sumgayit Appeals Court sentence. They will be taking the case to the Supreme Court the next week.
BACKGROUND

Azerbaijan Popular Front Party member Jabbar Savalanli was arrested on February 5, 2011.  He is being charged with drug possession, but it is widely thought that his arrest was politically motivated, linked to criticism of the government he posted on social networking sites. Sumgayit City Court sentenced Savalanli to 2.5 years in jail on May 4, 2011. Sumgayit Appeals Court issued judgment to uphold Sumgayit City Court 26 July, 2011 verdict.