Tag archive of European Court of Human Rights

European Court Starts Communication on Case of Jailed Blogger Abdul Abilov

Communications have begun regarding the lawsuit submitted to the European Court of Human Rights by jailed blogger Abdul Abilov, the blogger’s lawyer Fariz Namazli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).Abdul Abilov was arrested on November 22, 2013 and charged with illegal possession, storage, and manufacturing or sale of drugs, which carries a prison sentence of up to twelve years.  He was sentenced to 5.5 years in

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Journalist’s Torture Claims go to European Court

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has accepted the application of Turan Information Agency and Voice of America reporter Tapdig Farhadoglu for consideration.  Farhadoglu’s lawyer Samira Agayeva reported that she has received a communication from the Court with an assigned case number.    According to Agayeva, the object of the complaint is the failure by law enforcement agencies to investigate an attack on

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Ilgar Mammadov placed in solitary confinement

The leader of the REAL Movement Ilgar Mammadov, who is serving sentence in Prison #2, has been put into solitary confinement for two days, reported his lawyer Fuad Agayev on May 15.     The reasons for this punishment have not been disclosed to his lawyer, who was also denied a meeting with Mammadov.   Agayev said that his purpose in meeting with Mammadov was to discuss inter alia defense tactics in relation to his Supreme Court cassation

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