Sahil Halid oglu RZAYEV

Sabunchu protest

Date of arrest – 05 November 2015

Charges (articles of the Criminal Code) –

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

Penal facility – Prison no. 15

Case summary – Sahil Rzayev 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.

Rzayev was sentenced by Sabunchu District Court (Judge Suleyman Agayev) to
6 years, 5 months and 15 days in jail. Baku Appeal Court (presiding Judge Vugar Mammadov) with its decision from 8 May 2017 kept this sentence in force.