Fakhraddin Aboszoda. Screenshot from video: Qezene Qazana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n02R9uikaU

01 March 2019, 18:20

Talysh activist extradited from Russia to Azerbaijan

Russia has given Fakhraddin Abbasov, a Talysh activist, out to Azerbaijan; he is accused in his homeland of appeals against territorial integrity and of hostility incitement.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 7, 2018, Idrak Mirzalizade, a Belarusian stand-up comic of Azerbaijani origin, called, on air of Russian Channel One, for the release of Talysh activist Fakhraddin Aboszoda (Abbasov). This has drawn attention to his fate.

Fakhraddin Aboszoda is one of the leaders of the Talysh national movement and of the Talysh-Mugan Republic in the early 1990s. In September 2018, he was arrested at the request of Azerbaijan in the town of Lyubertsy near Moscow.

The Lyubertsy Court of the Moscow Region made a decision to deport the Azerbaijani citizen, Fakhraddin Abbasov, since the term of his temporary residence in Russia had expired. On February 28, Abbasov was detained at the Baku International Airport, the Azerbaijani State Security Service (SSS) has reported.

According to the SSS, the Sabail District Court of Baku had ruled to arrest Abbasov back on July 14, 2018. He is accused of public appeals against the state and incitement of hostility.

The report notes that investigators are studying the information about Abbasov's visit to Armenia and his meeting with Armenian special services. They also check the data that Abbasov made online statements from Armenia against Azerbaijan and its territorial integrity, the Azerbaijani SSS has reported on its website today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 1, 2019 at 03:33 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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