Today, the Court of Goychay region chose a preventive measure in the form of arrest for a period of 3 months against local activist Taleh Hasmamedov. He was charged under Article 221.3 (hooliganism committed with the use of weapons or objects used as weapons) of the Criminal Code, the mother of activist Gulbut Hasmamedova told Turan. She believes that her son has been arrested on a far-fetched charge.
“When I was waiting in the building for the court to decide on my son’s case, one employee in civilian clothes said to me: “what did you think that your son would criticize the police with impunity?”. This confirms that he was arrested on false charges. In fact, my son defended the rights of citizens,” G.Hasmamedova said.
According to her, the activist was detained on September 17 on the basis of a “slanderous complaint” by two persons.
Taleh Hasmamedov was previously convicted twice – for hooliganism and beating a person. Human rights activists recognized him as a political prisoner. Both times he was pardoned. In 2018, a criminal case was opened against him for the third time on charges of extortion, but he was later released.