Yet Another Youth Activist Apprehended

January 16th, 2017

NIDA Civic Movement activist Rahim Valiyev has been sentenced to 15 days of administrative imprisonment, as reported on the Facebook page of NIDA Civic Movement.

Today, on 16 January, Binagadi district court issued a decision on the arrest of the youth activist. It is unclear, what he is charged with. No official statement has been made on Rahim Valiyev’s arrest. Rahim Aliyev himself phoned his family and informed them of the fact.

NIDA Civic Movement has linked the activist’s arrest to his critical remarks. “NIDA Movement believes that its member’s arrest is related to his critical posts on Facebook. We demand that Rahim Aliyev be released. You will get nowhere by arresting people for critical posts and opposition activities,” NIDA said.

Note that, Rahim Valiyev’s arrest comes after his critical Facebook posts (https://www.facebook.com/balkonsky92) about Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s speech on economic developments of the year.