Tag archive of Intigam Aliyev

NGO Legal Education Society’s Office Still Sealed

The office of the Legal Education Society (LES) is still sealed. The organization’s office was searched back on August 08, 2014, its director was arrested and office door was sealed. LES director Intigam Aliyev was released on parole by the decision of Supreme Court Plenum on March 28, 2016, but the NGO’s office door remains sealed. According to Intigam Aliyev, in addition to keeping the office closed, the Serious Crimes Investigation Department

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Human Rights Defender Intigam Aliyev Allowed to Leave Country

Sumgayit Regional Court has granted human rights defender Intigam Aliyev permission to travel abroad for a period of 10 days, the human rights defender’s son Najmin Kamil told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Intigam Aliyev was arrested in 2014. He was convicted on charges of tax evasion, misappropriation, illegal business, abuse of office and forgery and was sentenced to 7.5 years in jail by Baku Grave Crimes Court on

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Two Inmates Reported Beaten to Death in Prison where Intigam Aliyev is held

Two inmates have allegedly been beaten to death in Prison #6 of the Penitentiary Service. Two other prisoners have reportedly been taken to the Inmates' Treatment Facility in grave condition after being tortured. Human rights defender Intigam Aliyev and NIDA Movement member Rashad Hasanov are also being held in Prison #6. Ramin Ibrahimov, the brother of one of the deceased inmates, Nurani Ibrahimov, believes that his brother was beaten

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Imprisoned human rights defender Intigam Aliyev turns 53

    On November 30, the head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev marked his 53rd birthday in jail. It is the second year in a row that the human rights defender has spent his birthday behind bars. Since his arrest, Intigam Aliyev has been honored with various international awards. International organizations have repeatedly called on the Azerbaijani authorities to release the human rights defender. (more…)

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Human rights defender Intigam Aliyev needs treatment

    Najmin Kamil, the son of the imprisoned human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, talked about his father’s prison conditions on November 23.    Najmin said that it is impossible for a person with his father’s medical issues to stay healthy in closed prison conditions, but that Intigam Aliyev remains strong nonetheless.   “My father’s health is increasingly deteriorating. He urgently required a medical examination and

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Ministry of Justice refuses to allow journalist to interview Intigam Aliyev

The director of Turan Information Agency, Mehman Aliyev (no relation) has been denied the opportunity to interview the imprisoned human rights defender Intigam Aliyev at Prison #6, reported Mehman Aliyev himself on November 17.   He received a rejection letter from the acting Deputy Chief of the Penitentiary Service, Rafig Ramazanov. The letter stated that the request, addressed to the Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov, had not been composed

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Lawyer meets with Ilgar Mammadov and Intigam Aliyev in jail

  Lawyer meets with Ilgar Mammadov and Intigam Aliyev in jail     Lawyer Javad Javadov met with jailed REAL Movement leader Ilgar Mammadov in Prison #2 on 19 September and with jailed human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev in Prison #6 on 23 September. The lawyer says that he has appealed to the Penitentiary Service Chief Madat Guliyev, the Ombudswoman and the Ministry of Justice regarding Ilgar Mammadov’s phone access. According to

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JOINT STATEMENT: Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks one year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

JOINT STATEMENT July 30, 2015      Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks one year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan     A year after the Azerbaijani government launched an unprecedented crackdown on human rights, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. The Sport for Rights Coalition calls on the international community to immediately and publicly condemn the government of Azerbaijan's

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Human rights defender Intigam Aliyev starts his prison sentence

  Human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, the Chairman of the Legal Education Society, was transferred from Baku Detention Facility to Prison #6 on July 28, reported his daughter Narmin Kamil.   After the Baku Court of Appeals upheld his sentence on July 21, Aliyev was transferred to Prison #6, in accordance with national legislation. NIDA member Rashad Hasanov is serving his sentence in the same prison.     Intigam Aliyev was

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Updates in trials of human rights defenders

  Intigam Aliyev   A preliminary appellate hearing took place in the case of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev on 6 July at the Baku Court of Appeals. During the trial, Aliyev was kept in a soundproof class cage and not allowed to consult with his lawyer. The substantive portion of Aliyev’s appellate trial has been set for 21 July.    Background: Intigam Aliyev was sentenced to 7. (more…)

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