Alizamin Salaev. Photo from Alizamin Salaev's personal Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=230454144653581&set=ecnf.100030669903315

14 September 2021, 11:12

Colony staff explains placing Salaev into dungeon by quarantine

The colony stuff has explained the placement of Alizamin Salaev, an activist of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), into the dungeon (punishment cell) by the quarantine needed before the court hearing of his complaint against the refusal to apply the conditional early relief (CER) to him, an advocate and a human rights defender informs.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 9, Alizamin Salaev, who is serving his term for insulting a policeman, was transferred to the dungeon after he refused to sign a petition for pardoning.

Alizamin Salaev is serving his sentence on the charge of defamation and insult after disseminating on social media a video criticizing a policeman. The activist complained about beatings in the penal colony after he had declared a hunger strike.

Salaev is still in the dungeon, Zafar Akhmedov, a human rights defender and a member of the NGO "Defence Line", told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"The colony administration ... explains the isolation of Alizamin Salaev not by a punishment, but by the forthcoming consideration of his complaint against the CER refusal at the court of appeal, before which, given the coronavirus pandemic, he should be placed under quarantine and tested," Mr Akhmedov has reported.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 13, 2021 at 11:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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