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Arrested youth activist’s lawyer demands independent forensic examination

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The arrested PFPA youth activist Jabbar Savalan’s lawyer, Anar Gasimov said the inmate’s relatives are not allowed to visit him in jail.
Savalan was arrested on February 5 and the Sumgayit District Court decided on February 7 to take him into custody for two months over illegal drug keeping.
The lawyer said Savalan has overcome the initial mental stress and knows he is protected judicially. “Therefore he is quite calm now,” he said.
A forensic examination has been scheduled to reveal if Savalan used drugs and if the substance found at his place during the search was really a drug. But the barrister does not believe the chemical and drug-addiction examinations will give objective results.
So Gasimov has presented an application for alternative forensic examinations. The barrister has also indicated numerous violations of Savalan’s rights. E.g. the man was made to give evidence at the police station without a lawyer appointed. He was also subjected to mental pressure.
Savalan’s party mates evaluate his arrest as a political action and are preparing for protest rallies against this.

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