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Arrested Youth Activist Barred from Meeting with His Family

Giyas Ibrahimov, who is held in Baku Detention Facility, is not allowed to meet with his mother, youth activist’s mother Shura Amiraslanova 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 Aliyev’s statue facing the Central Bank near the 28-May metro station, and Bayram Mammadov took a photo of the slogans

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Lawyer Says No Progress in Investigation in Arrested Youth Activists’ Case

Elchin Sadigov, the lawyer of the arrested youth activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, says the investigation of the youth activists’ case is not moving forward. Youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov wrote “Happy Slave Holiday” and “fuck the system” on the late Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev’s statue facing the Central Bank near the 28-May metro station, and Bayram Mammadov took a photo of the slogans on the statue. The photo of

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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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Ombudsman’s Office Says Youths Not Tortured

Members of the National Preventive Group against Torture under Azerbaijan's Ombudsman have visited youth activists Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov at Baku Detention Center, the Ombudsman’s Office said. Opposition NIDA Civic Movement members Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov were arrested on May 10, 2016. Both activists are charged were charged under Articles 234.4.1 (illegal manufacturing, purchase, storage, transportation, transfer or selling

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Human Rights Defenders: “Nothing Can Justify Torture!”

Former political prisoners Intigam Aliyev, Anar Mammadli, Rasul Jafarov, Tofig Yagublu, Rashadat Akhundov, Yadigar Sadigov, Bashir Suleymanli, Zaur Gurbanli, Uzeyir Mammadli, Mammad Azizov and Omar Mammadov have appealed to state authorities demanding an investigation into the facts of torture of youth activists Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov. Intigam Aliyev, Bashir Suleymanli, Anar Mammadli and Rasul Jafarov are human rights defenders, Tofig

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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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