Niftali Ashraf oglu VALIYEV

Sabunchu protest

Date of arrest — 5 November 2015

Charge —

Article 233 (organizing actions causing violation of public order or active participation in such actions)

and 315.2 (use of force, dangerous to life or health, against a representative of authority, in the performance of his professional duties) of the Criminal Code

Place of detention — Prison № 17

Case summary — Niftali Valiyev was among the people arrested in front of the Sabunchu District Police Office while peacefully protesting detention of Elchin Gasimov, deputy chairman of Muslim Unity Movement.

Sentence — Valiyev was sentenced by Sabunchu District Court (Judge Suleyman Agayev) to 5 years, 11 months and 10 days in jail. Baku Appeal Court (presiding Judge Vugar Mammadov) with its decision from 8 May 2017 kept this sentence in force.

Source: March 2018 report

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