Mamed Ibragim. Yevlakh City, September 6, 2016. Photo by Parvana Bayramova for the "Caucasian Knot"

27 February 2020, 23:12

PFPA activist arrested for ten days

Mamed Ibragim, an advisor to the chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was arrested on the charge of disobedience to the police. Members of the PFPA treat the activist's arrest as politically motivated.

On February 26, Mamed Ibragim was detained after his visit to the memorial to victims of the Khojaly tragedy, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed by Asif Yusifli, a member of the PFPA.

He announced the intention to challenge the activist's arrest. "Mamed Ibragim is a consistent critic of the regime, a former political prisoner, and the incident was used to punish him," Asif Yusifli believes.

Namizad Safarov, a coordinator of the Committee against Repression and Torture, also considers the arrest of Mamed Ibragim as unfounded.

Let us remind you that the adviser to the chairman of the PFPA had served three years in a penal colony and was to be released on September 29, 2018. However, he was arrested in a case on knife possession. The court sentenced him to five months and 22 days of imprisonment. Of them, five months and 20 days were appointed in the new case, while two more days remained from the previous sentence term. On February 13, 2019, the court shortened the sentence and released Mamed Ibragim.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 27, 2020 at 07:40 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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