Tag archive of Nardaran

Trial Underway for Taleh Bagirzade and Others Arrested over Nardaran Incidents

Summary: Hearing 2 (July 22)  At the hearing, the accused persons turned their faces to the wall inside the courtroom cage where they were held. Asked by judge why they were doing so, they replied it was a response to the refusal to grant National Council chairman Jamil Hasanli and APFP chairman Ali Karimli access to the courtroom. They ceased this protest and turned to face the court when Jamil Hasanli and Ali Karimli entered the courtroom; 

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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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Natig Karimov Released Under House Arrest

     Sabail District Court has changed the pretrial detention measure selected against Nardaran Elders' Council Chairman Natig Karimov, replacing it with house arrest, reported Karimov's lawyer.   Natig Karimov has been released from the pretrial detention facility of the State Security Service. The public relations department of the State Security Service has commented on Natig Karimov's release. "Since Natig Karimov's arrest,

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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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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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Special operation over Nardaran

Today (December 23), the Interior Ministry's Criminal Investigation Department, the Quick Police Regiment, the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and officers of Sabunchu District Police Department carried out another joint operation in Nardaran village. According to Sabunchu District Police Department, the operation is still underway.   During the operation, two 16-caliber cartridges and one hunting knife was found in the basement

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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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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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