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Prosecutor’s Office Claims REAL Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli Has Received Grants with Ilgar Mammadov’s Help

The Press Service of the Prosecutor General’s Office has issued a statement on the arrest of REAL Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli. Natig Jafarli was arrested on 12 August 2016. He was charged under Articles 192.1 (illegal business) and 308.2 (abuse of official powers – when such actions lead to serious consequences or are committed with the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election (referendum)) of the Criminal Code, and Nasimi

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Prominent Activist Arrested for Campaigning against Referendum on Expanding Presidential Powers

Statement  The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and drop the criminal case against Natig Jafarli of the Republican Alternative Movement (ReAl), the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) said today. Jafarli was arrested last Friday for his peaceful criticism of the upcoming national referendum, which seeks to expand the scope of presidential powers. Azerbaijan’s slide toward a family-run order is gathering momentum:

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REAL Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli Arrested

Republican Alternative (REAL) Movement’s Executive Secretary and authorized representative of Republican Alternative Referendum Initiative Group Natig Jafarli was arrested Friday night, on 12 August 2016. Charges have been brought against him under Articles 192.1 (illegal business) and 308.2 (abuse of official powers – when such actions lead to heavy consequences or are committed with the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election (referendum)),

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REAL Chairman Ilgar Mammadov Appeals to Supreme Court

Ilgar Mammadov, the jailed chairman of the opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) Movement, has filed an appeal with Supreme Court against Shaki Appeal Court’s decision of April 29, 2016 against him, Ilgar Mammadov’s wife Vafa Mammadova said. Journalist Tofig Yagublu and REAL Movement chairman Ilgar Mammadov were arrested on February 4, 2013, in the wake of the protests that swept Azerbaijan's north-western city Ismayilli on January 23, 2013

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Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Demands Immediate Release of Ilgar Mammadov

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has renewed its call on the Azerbaijani government to immediately release the jailed REAL Movement chairman Ilgar Mammadov. This demand was put forward in the European Human Rights Court’s (ECtHR) Resolution #144 on execution of the judgments related to Azerbaijan. The resolution reads that Article 46 of the European Convention grants an exclusive right to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers

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Ilgar Mammadov’s Complaint Against Central Election Commission Rejected

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Vidadi Mammadov, held a hearing on the opposition Republican Alternative Movement (REAL) chairman Ilgar Mammadov’s complaint against the Central Election Commission (CEC). Ilgar Mammadov had presented his documents for participation in the repeat parliamentary election to be held in Agdash election constituency #90, and on May 03, 2016, Agdash constituency election commission #90 presented signature sheets

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Central Election Commission Says Opposition Movement Chairman Ilgar Mammadov Is Ineligible to Participate in Elections

Central Election Commission Says Opposition Movement Chairman Ilgar Mammadov Is Ineligible to Participate in ElectionsMay 5, 2016The imprisoned chairman of the Republican Alternative Movement (REAL), Ilgar Mammadov, submitted documents for his candidacy in the repeat parliamentary election in Agdash election constituency #90. On May 03 2016, Agdash constituency election commission #90 gave signature sheets to Ilgar Mammadov’s authorized representative.However,

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Shaki Appeal Court Does Not Release Ilgar Mammadov

Shaki Court of Appeal, chaired by the judge Humbat Salimov, rejected REAL chairman Ilgar Mammadov and journalist Tofig Yagublu’s appeal against Shaki Grave Crimes Court’s judgment of March 17, 2014. Ilgar Mammadov is in jail, while Tofig Yagublu, although released under the president’s pardon decree of March 17, 2016, was seeking acquittal. The court upheld the judgment in respect of both appellants. By Shaki Grave Crimes Court’s judgment

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REAL Movement Member Questioned by Police over a Planned Roundtable Event January 22

     Hafiz Babali, the head of the Sumgayit branch of the opposition REAL Movement and Turan Information Agency correspondent has been released after being interrogated at Sumgayit Police Department for more than 3 hours in connection with the event "Behavior of Citizens in Times of Crisis", which the REAL Movement was planning to hold in Sumgayit on January 24.    "Police officers told me that based on the Facebook announcement

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Ilgar Mammadov assaulted in jail

  REAL Movement leader Ilgar Mammadov has been physically assaulted in Prison #2, where he is serving his sentence, reported his lawyer Javad Javadov after meeting with his client on 19 October.   Mammadov told his lawyer that after meeting with his other lawyer Fuad Agayev on 16 October, he was called to the administrative building, where the offices of the prison management located. He received blows to the chest and the head, delivered

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