Member of Opposition Gozal Bayramli Questioned by Police

November 3rd, 2016

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Gozal Bayramli, the deputy chairperson of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), was questioned at Surakhani District Police Department on 2 November regarding the death threat she received over the phone on 28 October. Ms Bayramli reportedly was threatened for her posts relating to arrested Muslim Union Movement Chairman Taleh Bagirzade and arrested APFP Deputy Chairman Fuad Gahramanli.

On 2 November, APFP Deputy Chair Gozal Bayramli was invited to the investigations section of Surakhani District Police Department.

“Today, at the investigations section, I demanded that the person, who called me from the unconcealed number and threatened me, be found and identified. The chief of the investigations department said the caller would be found as soon as possible,” Gozal Bayramli said.

Recounting the details about the threat received, Bayramli noted: “The caller warned me to mind what I write  [about arrested Muslim Union Movement Chairman Taleh Bagirzade and arrested APFP Deputy Chairman Fuad Gahramanli]. When I asked him to introduce himself, he said ‘You’ll know when I come over. Say your address.’ Then he began yelling at me. I turned off the phone but that same person called again several times. I asked whether he was threatening me and he said yes,”

On 3 November, five days after reporting the incident, Gozal Bayramli was again invited to the investigations section of Surakhani District Police Department, as reported by Bayramli herself.

She was told at the police department that the suspect who allegedly made death threats against Bayraml was found. The suspect claimed  that he allegedly did not know that the number he had called belonged to Bayramli.