Police detaining an activist at a protest rally in Baku. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot

23 June 2020, 18:56

158 people included in updated list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

The updated list of the "Alliance for Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" includes three new names. In total, the list contains 158 people.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 13, the "Union for the Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" (UFPPA) made public a list of political prisoners, which included 155 names.

The UFPPA disseminated the updated list on June 23.

"We released the list a month ago. Unfortunately, political persecution continues at an accelerated pace. In fact, three new political prisoners appeared almost immediately after the publication of our list," reported Elshan Gasanov, a member of the UFPPA, the head of the Centre for Monitoring Political Prisoners.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 23, 2020 at 01:59 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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