05 June 2018, 01:20

Lawyer Emin Aslan kidnapped in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani lawyer Emin Aslan, who prepared for Azerbaijani citizens a number of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), was detained in Baku and taken away to some unknown destination, the "Caucasian Knot" was informed by Anar Mamedli, the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS). According to him, several days ago, Emin Aslan returned from the United States, where he studied at the Syracuse University College of Law.

At about 5:30 p.m. on June 4, Emin Aslan was detained in the centre of Baku in front of a shopping and entertainment centre in Primorsky Boulevard. Till present, his relatives or colleagues are still not aware of his whereabouts, Anar Mamedli reports.

"Three persons in civilian clothes approached Emin. At first, they greeted him. They asked if he was Emin. Then they asked him to step aside, and after that forced him inside a Mercedes car with 90 XG 017 state registration plates and took him away to some unknown destination. Meanwhile, the people in civilian clothes did not introduce themselves," Anar Mamedli said.

The activist noted that before studying in the US, Emin Aslan was engaged in human rights activities.

"Emin prepared for Azerbaijani citizens a number of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights. In general, he showed his civic activity and criticized the authorities," Anar Mamedli said.

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

Author: Faik Medzhid Source: CK correspondent

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