Nardaran Youth’s Mother Appeals to Prosecutor General

January 10th, 2016

 The mother of Abbas Huseyn, who was arrested during the police operation in Nardaran on November 26, 2015, has appealed to the Prosecutor General, Zakir Garalov.

 

Rahima Huseynova noted that her son Abbas Huseynov was arrested on November 26, 2015 and she has not heard from him since.

 

“I have repeatedly gone to the Main Organized Crime Department and to the Baku Detention Facility, but I was told that my son was not there. But I have been told unofficially that my son has been brutally tortured to the brink of death at the Main Organized Crime Department,” said Huseynova.

 

Huseynova demanded that she be permitted to meet with her son or allow Abbas Huseynov to make a phone call to his family.

 

Under the Criminal Procedure Code, a person has the right to inform his family, relatives, home or workplace (or place of study) immediately after he is detained, by telephone or other means. In addition, the Law of Azerbaijan Republic on Ensuring the Rights and Freedom of Individuals Held in Places of Detention states that the detained person has the right to a 15-minute phone conversation twice a week. The law also provides the right to receive parcels (i.e. food and other necessities) and to meet with relatives.

 

Based on this, Abbas Huseyn’s these rights have been grossly violated by law enforcement agencies.   

 

Background: An armed incident occurred between a group of Muslims and policemen in the Nardaran settlement of Baku on November 26, 2015, during a police operation. According to official reports, the shootout resulted in six fatalities, including two police officers. Taleh Bagirzade, the leader of the Muslim Union Movement, and several others were detained as part of the operation. A criminal case has been launched and is being investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan Republic.