Tag archive of Tale Bagirzade

Taleh Bagirzade’s Lawyer Faces Difficulties Visiting His Client

IElchin Sadigov, the defense lawyer of religious leader Taleh Bagirzade announced that the investigative activities in the case of his client, the Muslim Union Movement chairman Taleh Bagirzade were carried out with his own participation. However, the lawyer did not provide the details of the investigative measures. Taleh Bagirzade was arrested in the law enforcement operation conducted on November 26, 2015 in Nardaran village of Baku. According

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Nardaran Case: Theologian Reports Torture in Detention as Chairman of Elders Council is Arrested

Azerbaijani theologian Taleh Bagirzade, head of the Movement for Muslim Unity, has been tortured while being held at the Main Organized Crime Department, reported his lawyer Javad Javadov on January 7.   “I went to the Main Organized Crime Department on 29 December 2015, where I was formally presented to Taleh Bagirzade as his defense counsel. Although I did not have a chance to speak to Taleh Bagirzade in private, we had a brief conversation.

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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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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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Taleh Bagirzade released after brief detention

    Tale Bagirzade, the head of the Muslim Union Movement, was arrested by Yevlakh city police on 25 September and then released on the same day.   According to Bagirzade, he went to Yevlakh to attend a relative’s engagement party. On his way to the mosque for Jummah prayer he heard that the mosque has been surrounded by armed officers. Bagirzade added that there were rumours around Yevlakh that he was involved in a murder case,

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Taleh Bagirzade describes summons by Ministry of National Security

 Religious scholar Taleh Bagirzade was summoned to the Ministry of National Security (MNS) on 22 September, where officials wanted to discuss the social and political situation in Azerbaijan, with particular focus on any developments among religious communities. According to Bagirzade, they talked about current tensions and their intention to To support the Muslim Union Movement in its efforts to build a fair society.   “I expressed the

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