Feminist Gyulnara Mekhtieva is holding a poster saying, "Why rapist of a minor remains at large?" Photo: Parvana Gurbanly https://oc-media.org/ru/posle-goda-bezdeystviya-vlasti-azerbaydzhana-arestovali-podozrevaemogo-v-iznasilovanii-aktivistki/

20 October 2021, 23:52

A man suspected of raping underage activist detained in Azerbaijan

The Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan has reported about the detention of the man suspected of raping a minor. The victim’s family expressed the hope that the suspect would be arrested.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that the family of the Azerbaijani female activist has not been able to get an investigation into the rape for a year already. A mother of the underage activist considered the crime a political order and revenge for her daughter’s activity in protecting women’s rights. On October 19, feminist Gyulnara Mekhtieva was detained while protesting in front of the presidential administration with the demand to bring her companion’s rapist to justice.

The victim’s mother said that Asker Agaev was detained as a suspect. He faces a sentence of five to ten years of imprisonment.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 20, 2021 at 01:13 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid Source: CK correspondent

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