Season Greetings from Jailed Democracy Advocate

    The lawyer, Elchin Sadigov met with his client on Tuesday (December 22) at Prison #13,  where Mammadli is currently serving a five-and-a-half-year prison term.   Speaking after the meeting, Sadigov said that the human rights defender’s gastric pains have become acuter due to improper treatment and his health has worsened.   Background: Anar Mammadli is a founding chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center, which promotes democratic institutions and civil and political rights. Mammadli was imprisoned on charges of illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, and abuse of official authority...

Anar Mammadli’s health deteriorates

On December 4, the family of Anar Mammadli, Chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center, met with him at Prison #13, reported the human rights defender’s father, Asef Mammadov. According to Asef Mammadov, Anar Mammadli’s health has worsened. “Anar is suffering from gastric pain. He was examined at the Central Treatment Facility of Penitentiary Service a month ago, but the pain has not gone away.” He added that Anar Mammadli does not have any complaints about the detention conditions, except for the irregular heating, electricity...

Supreme Court rejects election monitor Anar Mammadli’s appeal

  Summary: Hearing (26 August)   The verdict of the Baku Appeal Court’s Collegium on Criminal Cases issued against human rights defenders Anar Mammadli, Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov on 10 December 2014 was upheld by the 26 August decision of the Supreme Court’s Collegium on Criminal Cases.   On 26 August, the Supreme Court’s Collegium on Criminal Cases heard the cassation appeal filed against the appellate court’s verdict of 10 December 2014 in the case of Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) Chairman Anar Mammadli, EMDS Executive Director...
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