15 February 2019, 21:11

Religious activist Tural Allakhverdiev arrested for 20 days

On February 14, Tural Allakhverdiev, a believer and an active Facebook user, was arrested for 20 days for disobeying the police, the "Muslim Unity" Movement (MUM) has reported. MUM activists believe that Allakhverdiev was persecuted for calls to render material help to families of political prisoners.

Tural Allakhverdiev was detained on February 13, 2019, near his home, a MUM source has reported.

"Tural was captured by people in civilian clothes and taken away to some unknown place. His neighbours saw the moment of detention. For 24 hours, there was no information about him. Only yesterday evening, his family members were informed by the police that Tural had been administratively arrested for 20 days. He is imputed an administrative offense – disobeying the police," the MUM source, who did not wish to give his name, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent today.

According to his story, Allakhverdiev is known on the Facebook as the user under the nickname of Tural Divanə (Insane Tural, – translation of the "Caucasian Knot").

"Recently, he called for raising donations to help families of political prisoners. Tural also protested against torture in the Gobustan Prison of the MUM leader, Talekh Bagirzade, and religious activists, Abbas Guseinov and Djabbar Djabbarov. We believe that it was for this that he was arrested, because after his detention, his Facebook page was deleted," said the MUM source.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 15, 2019 at 03:18 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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