Tag archive of Muslim Union Movement

Taleh Bagirzade’s Lawyer Appeals to Court

On December 22, Javad Javadov, a lawyer of the jailed leader of Muslim Union Movement Taleh Bagirzade, appealed to the Nasimi District Court over violation of his client’s rights.   Javadov says he has submitted a complaint with regard to the denial of a meeting with Taleh Bagirzade, violation of his right stipulated in the “Law on ensuring the rights and freedoms of persons held in places of detention” and his detention in the temporary

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A wave of arrest continues in Nardaran

Haji Nuhbala Rahimov, the akhund (cleric) at the “Rahima khanum” sanctuary in Nardaran settlement, was arrested by the police on December 9, say Nardaran residents.   Nuhbala Rahimov was reportedly detained at the sanctuary and taken to Sabunchu district Police Office. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 days of detention by the Sabunchu District Court. Another Nardaran resident Nadir Gadirov has also been detained (13 December). (more…)

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A wave of arrest continues in Nardaran

 Haji Nuhbala Rahimov, the akhund (cleric) at the “Rahima khanum” sanctuary in Nardaran settlement, was arrested by the police on December 9, say Nardaran residents.   Nuhbala Rahimov was reportedly detained at the sanctuary and taken to Sabunchu district Police Office. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 days of detention by the Sabunchu District Court. Another Nardaran resident Nadir Gadirov has also been detained (13 December). (more…)

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Court denies Taleh Bagirzade’s appeal

On December 2, Baku Court of Appeal rejected the Muslim Union Movement chairman Taleh Bagirzade’s appeal against pretrial detention, his lawyer Javad Javadov said.   The appellate court’s building has been surrounded by police officers. Bagirzade and the men arrested along with him are being charged with deliberate homicide, terrorism, creating mass disorder, illegal possession of arms and ammunition, organizing actions violating public

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Nardaran event: Wide-scale violations of constitutional rights

  The main topic of public discussion is the events that took place in the Nardaran settlement last month, namely the police operation on November 26 which led to violent clashes, ending with the death of two police officers and four civilians. People set up barricades in Nardaran. Electricity and water supplies to the settlement have been suspended, and telephone lines were cut. Law enforcement agencies claim that Muslim Union Movement leader

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Summary of human rights and political developments in Azerbaijan, November 23-27

With deeply flawed trials of journalists and a violent clash between members of the Shia Muslim community and police, this week did not pass quietly in Azerbaijan. The police conducted a special operation in the Nardaran community – 25 km northeast of Baku - in which the Muslim Union Movement chairman Taleh Bagirzade and his supporters were arrested. Two police officers and four civilians were killed in the armed encounter. The government claims

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Police clash with Muslim community

On November 26, fatal clashes broke out between the police and believers. Two police officers and four civilians died in the incident. Sabunchu District Police Office confirmed that a special operation was conducted in Nardaran settlement, during which several people were detained. Taleh Bagirzade, the leader of the Muslim Union Movement, and several believers were detained by officers of and taken to an unknown place. (more…)

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