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.
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.