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 order, creating illegal armed units and groups, making open calls against the state, provoking religious animosity, resistance with application of violence against a government...

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 Taleh Bagirzade and his companions wanted to seize power by force. Twenty-four people, including...
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