51 political prisoners given presidential pardon

Many more remain behind bars <<2019 releases>> On 16 March, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree pardoning more than four hundred prisoners who had their sentences reduced or were released the following day. Of these, 51 are recognized as political prisoners. The decree came after pervasive pressure from human rights groups and international campaigns, … Continue reading 51 political prisoners given presidential pardon

Giyas Hasan oglu IBRAHIMOV (2016-2019)

ACTIVIST N!DA youth movement Date of arrest -- 10 May 2016 Charges (20000 Criminal Code) 234.4.1 and 234.4.3 – Narcotics Illegal purchase or storage with intent to sell, manufacturing, processing, transportation, transfer or selling of narcotics or psychotropic substances, when committed, in a large amount, by a group on a prior arrangement) An additional charge … Continue reading Giyas Hasan oglu IBRAHIMOV (2016-2019)

Rashad Agaaddin oglu RAMAZANOV (2013-2019)

JOURNALIST Blogger Date of arrest – 9 May 2013 Charges (2000 Criminal Code) – 234.4.3 – Narcotics (Illegal purchase or storage with intent to sell, manufacturing, processing, transportation, transfer or selling of narcotics or psychotropic substances, when committed in large amount). Penal facility – Prison No.2 Case summary Rashad Ramazanov, a religious follower, used to … Continue reading Rashad Agaaddin oglu RAMAZANOV (2013-2019)

Nijat Nazim oglu ALIYEV (2012-2019)

JOURNALIST editor-in-chief of "Azad heber" website Date of arrest – 21 May 2012 Charges (2000 Criminal Code) 167.2.2.1 – Importing religious literature (import, sale or distribution of religious literature, religious items and other informational materials of religious nature with the aim of reproduction, sale and distribution without appropriate authorization, when committed by a group of … Continue reading Nijat Nazim oglu ALIYEV (2012-2019)