A preliminary investigation into the case of an activist of the Popular Front Party Agyl Humbatov, who was detained on August 11 this year, has ended. In the coming days, he will appear before the court. The case will be considered in the Baku Serious Crimes Court chaired by Samir Aliyev.
Humbatov is charged under the Article 126.2.4 (causing grievous bodily harm in a dangerous way out of hooligan motives) of the Criminal Code, which provides for a penalty of imprisonment from 6 to 11 years. He is charged with stabbing a resident of the village of Zira, Yamen Mammadov.
However, according to Humbatov’s wife, a provocation was committed against her husband and the real reason for the arrest of the activist was his criticism of the country’s leadership on social networks.
A year ago, Humbatov, after criticizing the authorities on the Internet, was imprisoned in a mental hospital.