Police detain action participants in defence of Saleh Rustamov

December 15th, 2021

Police detained those involved in the action in defense of Saleh Rustamov who has been on hunger strike for 40 days demanding his release from jail.

The action had been planned for noon on December 15 on the Fountain square by journalist Ganimat Zahid who lives in France.

As soon as people appear on the square chanting the slogan “Freedom for Saleh Rustamov!” and “Dont kill, free him!” the police immediately detain them.

As of 12.10 pm approximately 20 people have been detained, including Saleh Rustamov’s sister Yegyana Rustamova, opposition politician Tofig Yagublu, PPFA member Avaz Huseynov and others.