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Another Youth Activist of NIDA Sentenced to 10-Day Administrative Arrest

Anar Abdulla, another member of the opposition NIDA Civic Movement, was detained and taken to Narimanov district police office #18, as Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) was reported by NIDA Movement. Willing to defend the youth activist’s right, lawyer Shahla Humbatova went to meet with him at police office #18, but was told that Anar Abdulla was not there, although the lawyer saw the youth activist at the police office. Anar

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Court of Appeal Refuses to Release Youth Activists on Bail or House Arrest

Baku Appeal Court heard appeals filed against Khatai District Court’s decision refusing to replace the measure of pretrial detention with house arrest or bail for youth activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov. The youth activists attended the hearing which was held behind closed doors, their lawyer Elchin Sadigov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Opposition NIDA Civic Movement members Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram

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Arrested Youth Activist Denied Meeting with His Mother

Shura Amiraslanova, mother of the arrested youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov, went to Baku Detention Center to meet with her son but the meeting was not allowed, as she told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Giyas Ibrahimov, member of the opposition NIDA Civic Movement, was arrested on May 10, 2016, along with another member, Bayram Mammadov. The two activists were charged under Articles 234.4.1 (illegal manufacturing, purchase,

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Lawyer Says Drugs Were Planted on Youths and Their Homes by Policemen

Lawyer Elchin Sadigov has filed motions with Murad Guliyev, the investigator of the Investigation and Inquiry Department of Baku City Main Police Office investigating youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov’s case, and investigator Habib Habibli, who is investigating Bayram Mammadov’s case, Elchin Sadigov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov wrote “Happy Slave Holiday” and “fuck the system”

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Court of Appeal Keeps Youth Activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov on Remand

Baku Court of Appeal heard the appellate complaint requesting annulment of Khatai District Court’s decision of May 12, 2016 ordering pretrial detention of NIDA members Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, the youth activists’ defense counsel Elchin Sadigov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov wrote “Happy Slave Holiday” and “fuck the system” on the late Azerbaijani president Heydar

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Youth Activists Arrested in a Renewed Crackdown on Free Expression

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) strongly condemns the arrest of the youth activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov on spurious drug charges; a move clearly taken in retaliation for their criticism of the political regime. IRFS calls on the government to cease its policy of silencing dissent through arrests, and to immediately release the two the youths.Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, both NIDA civic movement members

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Arrested Youth Activists Allege Torture

Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, both NIDA civic movement members and final-year students at Azerbaijan Slavic University, have been arrested on drug charges. Both claim that they have been targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression.Youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov wrote “Happy Slave Holiday” and “fuck the system” on a statue of the late Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev facing the Central Bank, near the 28-May metro

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