There are 122 political prisoners in Azerbaijan, human rights defenders

The Union “For Freedom of Political Prisoners” of Azerbaijan today published an updated list of political prisoners of Azerbaijan for September 1. It includes the names of 122 people.

The previous list, released on June 4, included 121 people.

Since then, three people have been released who were arrested for participating in the Karabakh action on July 14-15, 2020, but convicted on charges of deliberately spreading coronavirus infection. At the same time, the list was supplemented with 4 names.

New on this list are: a member of the Popular Front Party Agyl Gumbatov; an activist of the “Muslim Unity” Razi Humbatov and two more people each convicted in the “Ganja case”.

Political prisoners are classified into six groups: “Journalists and bloggers” – 7 people, “Members of opposition parties and movements” – 7 people, “Believers” – 20 people, Convicted in the Terter case – 27 people, Convicted in the Ganja case – 47 people, “Life sentenced” – 14 people.

The list was compiled by former “prisoners of conscience” – director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy Leyla Yunus and head of the public association “Monitoring Center for Political Prisoners” Elshan Hasanov.

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