20 May 2018, 08:14

Azerbaijani activist arrested after criticizing Aliev in social networks

Aflatun Safarov, an activist of the Lankaran branch of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), has been sentenced to 30 days of administrative arrest on charges of disobeying policemen.

Safarov was detained on May 18; and on May 19, the Lankaran District Court found him guilty under Article 535.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (disobedience to lawful demands of a policeman).

The circumstances of his detention are unknown. Law enforcers have spread no information about Safarov's arrest, while the PFPA links it with his critical publications in social networks.

"The party believes that the real reason for Safarov's arrest was in his critical publications in the Facebook social network," the "Turan" News Agency reported on May 19.

The PFPA's page on the Facebook specifies, in particular, that Aflatun Safarov placed a poster, in which Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev was called a dictator.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

All news

June 21, 2018 10:47

June 21, 2018 10:22

  • NKR's authorities refuse to deprive Grigoryan of "Artsakh Hero" title

    The authorities refused to deprive Manvel Grigoryan, an Armenian MP, of the "Artsakh Hero" title, which was demanded by activists of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), and promised to consider the issue after the court judgement is passed. The MP's advocates assert that Manvel Grigoryan, detained on suspicion of illegal arms trafficking, is completely innocent.

June 21, 2018 09:12

June 21, 2018 08:40

  • Rostov blogger arrested after filming a law enforcer

    Rostov-on-Don court has passed a three-day administrative arrest to Gaspar Avakyan, a video blogger, founding him guilty of disobeying policemen. Avakyan claims that he was detained at the request of a law official, whom he exposed of violating traffic rules.

June 21, 2018 08:23

News archive