Jailed Opposition Activist Being Threatened

Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, activist with opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), is being harassed in prison, Zeynalabdin’s brother, chairman of APFP’s Nakhchivan branch Yashar Bagirsoy has said. As Yashar Bagirsoy put it, Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, who he believes has been jailed for political reasons, is subjected to pressure in the mixed-regime prison of the Ministry of Justice of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic located in Boyukduz village. “Prison Chief Gazanfar Mahmudov and one of his deputies constantly threaten APFP activist Bagirzade,” Yashar Bagirsoy said. Background: Zeynalabdin Bagirzade was arrested on November...

APFP activist arrested in Nakhchivan

  Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, an activist with the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party’s (APFP) Babek district branch in the c Autonomous Republic, has been arrested, reported his brother, Yashar Bagirsoy, the branch chairman, on November 18.   “On November 14, five employees of the local Social Protection Fund came to Zeynalabdin Bagirzade’s apartment, but he was not at home. They told his wife that he had to pay social security fees. One of the Social Protection Fund employees, Faig Ismayilov, cursed my brother’s wife. When he found out about this,...
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