Criminal case launched against mother of human rights defender

 A criminal case has been opened against Gulbuta Khasmammadova, mother of the jailed human rights activist Taleh Khasmammadov. Khasmammadova told journalists that on July 22, she submitted a complaint to the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the police violence she encountered during her son’s trial in Goychay. On August 2, an investigator at the local police department took her statement – and then told her that she faced a criminal investigation based on on charges of resisting police officers.   Khasmammadova told journalists that she had been...
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