Murad Adilov. Photo by Natig Adilov https://iwpr.net

09 September 2018, 10:02

Azerbaijani oppositionist goes on hunger strike in penal colony

Murad Adilov, an activist of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), is on hunger strike for the second day, protesting against the refusal to grant him the conditional early relief (CER), his relatives have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 5, a court in Baku refused CER for Adilov.

Murad Adilov was detained in August 2014 on suspicion of possessing drugs. On May 14, 2015, he was sentenced to six years in prison. His brother, Natig Adilov, a columnist for the "Azadlyg" newspaper, has linked his brother's prosecution with his oppositional activities. After Murad's arrest, Natig emigrated.

"Murad protests against an unfair verdict and denial of CER," said Natig Adilov, adding that his brother has been in prison for five years, and he has serious health problems.

According to Natig, Murad Adilov is dissatisfied with the absence of attention to his case from international organizations and diplomats.

The human rights Amnesty International has put Murad Adilov on the list of political prisoners, promulgated in June 2016.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 8, 2018 at 07:50 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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