Lawyer Unable to Meet with Opposition Party Activist Fuad Ahmadli

August 27th, 2016

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According to lawyer Asabali Mustafayev, he is unable to meet with Fuad Ahmadli, the chairman of Khatai district Youth Committee of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) who was detained on August 18. Fuad Ahmadli 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.

The lawyer says he obtained a permission letter from the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office to meet with Fuad Ahmadli, which he presented to the State Security Service, but was unable to meet with his client as the documentation work required some time.

“Fuad’s main concern is that he is unable to contact his family, he still wears the same clothes which he had on at the time of arrest, and he is not provided with necessary personal items,” the lawyer added.