Tofig Yagublu denied permission to participate in his mother’s death feast

July 30th, 2021

On July 30, the Surakhani region court disallowed Tofig Yagublu, a member of the National Council of Democratic Forces and the Musavat Party, to travel to Georgia to attend his mother’s death feast. Yagublu told the Turan agency. He called the court’s decision a “political order”.

* It should be reminded that Yagublu was detained on March 22, 2020 on a falsified case of car accident and attack on a married couple. The investigation provided no evidence; this notwithstanding, on September 3, Yagublu was sentenced to four years and three months of imprisonment. Yagublu went on a hunger strike demanding termination of the fabricated case. Note that international human rights organizations, the EU, the United States called to review the case. Finally, on September 18, the court changed the measure of restraint and transferred Yagublu under house arrest. On July 15, the Court of Appeal replaced an unserved part of the sentence by a suspended sentence with a probation period of 2.5 years.- 06B-