Lawyer Appeals to Investigative Agency Regarding Pressure Put on Fuad Ahmadli


Fuad Ahmadli, the arrested chairman of Khatai district Youth Committee of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), is not provided necessary medical aid in detention despite his serious health issues, his lawyer Asabali Mustafayev said.

According to the lawyer, Fuad Ahmadli has repeatedly talked to jailors regarding his health problems, but they do not call a doctor for him or provide him medical assistance.

“Fuad Ahmadli has not met with his relatives or talked to them on the phone since his detention on August 18. I have appealed to the investigating authority to eliminate this illegal restriction. If there is no result, I will file a complaint with the court, because the denial of medical care to Fuad Ahmadli and the prohibition of his meetings with his relatives amount to psychological pressure,” the lawyer said.

Background: Fuad Ahmadli was detained on August 18. He is charged under Articles 302.1 (infringement of the legislation on operative-search activity) and 308.1 (abusing official powers) of the Criminal Code. According to the joint statement of the State Security Service and the Prosecutor General’s Office, Fuad Ahmadli, an operator at the Call Centre of Azerfon LLC, channelled personal information of subscribers and phone tracking data to certain people. In addition, religious literature prohibited by law, CDs, speeches of Fetullah Gulen, and documents on persons called “Hizmet (Service) imams” and their mutual relations were allegedly seized from his apartment during search.

On 13 September 2016, lawyer Asabali Mustafayev said that Fuad Ahmadli was banned by the investigator from meeting with his relatives or talking to them on the phone.

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