Tag archive of APFP

Opposition Party Activist Mammad Ibrahim’s Trial Delayed Due to Absent Prosecution Witness Summary: Hearing 8 (February 19, 2016)

  Opposition Party Activist Mammad Ibrahim’s Trial Delayed Due to Absent Prosecution Witness Summary: Hearing 8 (February 19, 2016)   Ø  The judge decided to send a query to the State Border Service to verify whether the prosecution witness Anar Ismayilov, who failed to turn up for the trial, was actually abroad; Ø  The court did not sustain the motion by Mammad Ibrahim's lawyer Yalchin Imanov to interrogate Mubariz Suleymanov,

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Youth Activist Arrested for Social Media Activities

      On February 16, Sabirabad regional police department arrested Rail Rustamov, youth activist and a member of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP).   Rail Rustamov is the son of Sahib Rustamli, who is a member of APFP's Sabirabad branch. Rustamov's family was not informed of his arrest, but the same day, Sahib Rustamli was also summoned to the Sabirabad police department, where he was threatened. "At the police department,

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Opposition Party Activist Nazim Mahmudov Handed Suspended Sentence

  The trial of Nazim Mahmudov, an activist from the APFP’s Nakhchivan city Sharur district has been concluded.   Nazim Mahmudov was arrested on November 15, 2015, following an argument with a customs officer at Sadarak checkpoint, after the officer demanded a bribe. Mahmudov was charged under article 315.1 (resisting a representative of authority) of the Criminal Code. (more…)

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Trial of Opposition Activist Mammad Ibrahim: Witnesses Claim Giving Testimonies Under Duress Summary: Hearing 6 (February 1)

    Trial of Opposition Activist Mammad Ibrahim: Witnesses Claim Giving Testimonies Under Duress Summary: Hearing 6 (February 1)   Ø  Witness Vugar Abbasov testified that he had been pressured and threatened with arrest unless he agreed to give evidence against Mammad Ibrahim at Narimanov District Police Department; Ø  Another witness, Elchin Shukurov, said he had been pressured at the investigative department while

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Trial of Opposition Activist Mammad Ibrahim: Victim Withdraws His Complaint

  Summary: Hearing 5 (January 29)   Ø  Victim Mahammad Gurbanov testified that no harm had been caused to him and that he has no complaint against Mammad Ibrahim; Ø  Yalchin Imanov's motion to interrogate Mubariz Suleymanov as an additional witness was left unconsidered. Suleymanov led the initial investigation of the criminal case against Mammad Ibrahim, Narimanov District Court, chaired by Judge Turgay Huseynov, held

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Court Rejects Political Activist’s Motions

Narimanov District Court, chaired by Judge Turgay Huseynov, held a hearing on the case against Mammad Ibrahim, the advisor to the Chairman of the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), on hooliganism charges. Mahammad Gurbanov, who has been recognized as a victim, failed to attend the hearing, although he was supposed to testify.   Mammad Ibrahim's lawyer Yalchin Imanov filed motions during the course of the hearing. The first motion

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Fuad Gahramanli Opposes Investigative Measure Conducted on His Criminal Case

An investigative measure has been conducted in relation to the criminal case against Fuad Gahramanli, the Deputy Chairman of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) who was arrested in December 2015, reports his lawyer Nemat Karimli. Karimli added that the charges of making appeals against the state and inciting national, racial, social or religious hatred or hostility are being investigated in the same proceedings as the criminal

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Trial of Opposition Activist Mammad Ibrahim: Victim Withdraws his Complaint

Summary: Hearing 2 (December 28)   Ø  Public prosecutor announced the concluding section the bill of indictment and stated that Mammad Ibrahim stands guilty of the crime of hooliganism;  Ø  Mammad Ibrahim did not plead guilty and declared the charges fabricated; Ø  The victim in the case, Mikayil Guliyev, formally withdrew his complaint. On December 28, Narimanov District Court, under judge Turgay Huseynov, held a

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Criminal Case Launched Against Political Exile Ingilab Karimov

A criminal case has been launched against Ingilab Karimov, a political exile residing in France, under Article 134 (issuing threats of death or serious harm to health) and 214-2 (explicit appeals to terrorism) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Ingilab Karimov is the nephew of Ali Karimli, the Chairman of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party.   According to the Press Service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, “the criminal

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Another Youth Opposition Activist Arrested

On December 25, Fuad Ahmadli, a member of the Youth Committee of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), was arrested, reported the APFP.   Found guilty under Article 310.1 (resistance to police) of the Code of Administrative Offences, Ahmadli was sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention by the Khatai District Court. Shortly before his arrest, Fuad Ahmadli shared the following post on a social networking website: “What now, folks? Will

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