Tag archive of Muslim Union Movement

Taleh Bagirzade’s Deputy Severely Tortured

Elchin Gasimov, deputy chairman of Muslim Union Movement, was subjected to brutal torture at the time of his arrest, Elchin Gasimov’s lawyer Elchin Gambarov said. “From Muslim Union Movement, Elchin Gasimov was first to be arrested. After his arrest, Nardaran incidents occurred and Muslim Union Movement’s chairman Taleh Bagirzade and others were arrested. During first days after his arrest, Elchin Gasimov was held in Sabunchu District Police

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Arrested Theologian Taleh Bagirzade Denied Meeting with His Family Members

Taleh Bagirzade, the head of the Muslim Union Movement who is held in Baku Detention Center, was denied a meeting with his family, Taleh Bagirzade’s lawyer Javad Javadov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Taleh Bagirzade was arrested in an operation conducted by law enforcement officers in Nardaran settlement of Baku on November 26, 2015. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, 58 people were arrested in connection

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Court Turns Down Theologian Taleh Bagirzade’s Appeal

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by judge Faig Gasimov, heard the appeal filed by Taleh Bagirzade, the arrested chairman of the Muslim Union Movement. The appeal was rejected at the hearing held behind closed doors. The appeal had been filed against Nasimi District Court’s decision of May 11, 2016, which denied the request to release Taleh Bagirzade under house arrest. Taleh Bagirzade was arrested in an operation conducted by law enforcement officers

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Charges Toughened Against Theologian Taleh Bagirzade’s Deputy

Eleven more charges have been added to the criminal case launched against Elchin Gasimov, the deputy chairman of the Muslim Union Movement, Gasimov’s lawyer Elnur Nabiyev has told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.According to the lawyer, the news charges against Elchin Gasimov have been brought under Articles 214.2.1 (terrorism, committed on preliminary arrangement by a group of persons, an organized group or a criminal community

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Two More Supporters of Theologian Taleh Bagirzade Arrested

Law enforcement agencies have carried out an operation in Lankaran city, according to a joint statement issued by the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.According to the statement, as a result of the operational search actions carried out, the law enforcers arrested Lankaran residents Gismat Isayev and Vugar Ismayilov, who had been spreading separatist ideas on national and religious grounds among people and calling

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Theologian Taleh Bagirzade Reports Torture

Javad Javadov, the lawyer for the head of the Muslim Union Movement Taleh Bagirzade has spoken out about his client’s arrest and subjection to torture. Taleh Bagirzade was arrested in a police operation in the Nardaran settlement of Baku on November 26, 2015. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, 58 people have been arrested in connection with the Nardaran events. The Serious Crimes Investigation Department under the Prosecutor General’s

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Police Operation in Nardaran Settlement January 28, 2016

      Employees of the Interior Ministry’s Criminal Search Department, the Main Organized Crime Department, Baku City Main Police Department, and Sabunchu District Police Office #42 conducted a joint operation in the Nardaran settlement of Baku. During the operation, Baku resident Elgun Huseynov was detained. According to law enforcement agencies, seven 9-mm cartridges were seized from Huseynov. Reportedly, six makeshift Molotov

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Nardaran Youth’s Mother Appeals to Prosecutor General

 The mother of Abbas Huseyn, who was arrested during the police operation in Nardaran on November 26, 2015, has appealed to the Prosecutor General, Zakir Garalov.   Rahima Huseynova noted that her son Abbas Huseynov was arrested on November 26, 2015 and she has not heard from him since.   “I have repeatedly gone to the Main Organized Crime Department and to the Baku Detention Facility, but I was told that my son was not there. But

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Nardaran Case: Theologian Reports Torture in Detention as Chairman of Elders Council is Arrested

Azerbaijani theologian Taleh Bagirzade, head of the Movement for Muslim Unity, has been tortured while being held at the Main Organized Crime Department, reported his lawyer Javad Javadov on January 7.   “I went to the Main Organized Crime Department on 29 December 2015, where I was formally presented to Taleh Bagirzade as his defense counsel. Although I did not have a chance to speak to Taleh Bagirzade in private, we had a brief conversation.

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Eight Nardaran Residents Released after Completing their Sentences

On January 1, eight residents of Nardaran village have been freed after completing their sentences, village elder Natig Karimov has reported. According to Karimov, those released had been arrested during the November 26th police operation conducted in Nardaran by intelligence agencies and had been sentenced to 30-day administrative detention.   Background: During a police operation, an armed incident took place between the Shia Muslim community

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