Mamed Ibragim. Photo: RFE/RL

28 September 2018, 06:01

Azerbaijani oppositionist placed into dungeon before the end of his prison term

Mamed Ibragim, an adviser to the chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was placed into dungeon (punishment cell) two days before the end of the prison term, his son has reported. Ibragim's relatives and colleagues fear that a new criminal case can be opened against him.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 15, 2016, the court found Mamed Ibragim guilty of hooliganism and sentenced him to three years in prison. Mamed Ibragim was put on the list of Azerbaijani political prisoners.

In the evening on September 27, Mamed Ibragim's family received information that he had been placed into dungeon for two days. "They allegedly found a knife under his pillow; this was a provocation against my father undertaken two days before the end of his prison term. They don't want to release him from prison," Turan Ibragim, Mamed's son, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Tofig Yagublu, a former "prisoner of conscience" and a member of the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), also fears that they may extend Mamed Ibragim's imprisonment. "It was an obvious provocation. On the eve of release, no one will admit violations, let alone keeping a knife under the pillow. Apparently, they are going to open a new criminal case against Ibragim by charging him with storage of prohibited items," Mr Yagublu told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 27, 2018 at 09:54 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

May 18, 2019 13:42

May 18, 2019 13:35

  • Baku police warns oppositionist Fuad Gakhramanly

    On May 16, Fuad Gakhramanly, Deputy Chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was summoned to the Baku police, where he received a warning concerning his posts in social networks. Mr Gakhramanly treats the police's actions as illegitimate.

May 18, 2019 13:15

May 18, 2019 12:40

  • YouTube users ridicule Kadyrov's adviser

    Adam Shakhidov, a Chechen theologian, has equated the motto of Kadyrov's retinue, "Akhmat is power!", to the foundations of the Koran and the Sunnah, treating the chanting of this slogan as a duty of the residents of Chechnya. Social network users and local residents have criticized Shakhidov's statement. References to religion are often used as tools of political propaganda, and interpretations of sacral texts are adapted to the conjuncture, Islamic scholars have pointed out.

May 18, 2019 11:29

  • Fifteen miners go on hunger strike in Georgia

    Part of the striking workers of the mining-and-refining combine, dissatisfied with the talks with the leadership, have gone on a hunger strike at the Mayoralty building of the city of Chiatura in Georgia.

News archive