Tag archive of Arrested

Arrested Youth Activists Allege Torture

Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, both NIDA civic movement members and final-year students at Azerbaijan Slavic University, have been arrested on drug charges. Both claim that they have been targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression.Youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov wrote “Happy Slave Holiday” and “fuck the system” on a statue of the late Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev facing the Central Bank, near the 28-May metro

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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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Popular Video Blogger Arrested, Sentenced to 15 days Administrative Detention

Popular video blogger Huseyn Azizoglu was arrested on January 8, reported his mother on January 11.   According to the blogger’s mother, he has been charged with hooliganism and sentenced to 15 days of administrative detention.   Huseyn Azizoglu  is active on Facebook, and his most recent videos were about the police. It is likely that the journalist has been arrested for these posts. (more…)

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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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APFP activist arrested in Nakhchivan

  Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, an activist with the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party’s (APFP) Babek district branch in the c Autonomous Republic, has been arrested, reported his brother, Yashar Bagirsoy, the branch chairman, on November 18.   “On November 14, five employees of the local Social Protection Fund came to Zeynalabdin Bagirzade’s apartment, but he was not at home. They told his wife that he had to pay social security fees. One

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Citizen busted in Lenkoran for giving an interview to opposition newspaper

Lenkoran authorities have arrested a man following his interview to opposition newspaper, Bizim Yol. Shahin Agayev, resident of Lankaran city, who on January 14 told the Bizim Yol newspaper that his daughter had been beaten up by one of her teachers, was arrested on February 6. (more…)

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ALERT: Avaz Zeynalli’s health is deteriorating

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is alarmed by reports of the deteriorating health of Khural newspaper chief editor Avaz Zeynalli who is currently serving a pre-trial detention. IRFS considers Zeynalli to be detained in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (more…)

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