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Aid campaign for APFP activist’s family

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

An aid campaign has been started to support the family of imprisoned APFP activist Jabbar Savalan, who is being held on charges of narcotics possession.
This is according to information given by Abulfaz Gurbanli, leader of the Committee to Protect Jabbar Savalan‘s Rights. He says that the campaign will start as of next week.

On 14 February, two court proceedings with relation to Jabbar Savalan’s case are expected to take place.
One of these is regarding an appeal against the court’s decision; the other is in relation to the way the APFP activist was treated by the police.
Jabbar Savalan was held by the police on 5 February as a criminal case was opened against him according to Article 234.1 of the Criminal Code – after narcotic substances were found on him. He could be sentence with up to 3 years in prison.

Sumgait Court of Justice gave the verdict of 2 months pre-trial detention. The defense, who claim that the charges against the defendant are fabricated, and that they are related to Jabbar Savalan’s recent political activity.

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