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Hearing on the case of young activist Jabbar Savalanli to begin in Sumgayit

The preparatory hearing on the case of an activist of the youth branch of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan (PFPA) Jabbar Savalanli will begin on April 22 at 12:00 in Sumgayit city court under the chairmanship of Ilgar Mamedov. He is charged under article 234.1 of the Criminal Code (illegal possession of drugs) .

According to Savalanli’s lawyer, Anar Gasimov, the defense intends to appeal with request to change the preventive measure for home arrest, and return the case for the repeated preparatory investigation.

Savalanli was arrested in Sumgayit on charges of drug possession (0.17 grams of opium). The court can sentence him to three years of imprisonment.

The Public Committee for Savalanli’s Rights intends to hold a protest rally to support him, considering him a political prisoner. He was punished by the authorities for participating in the march of opposition members to the Alley of Martyrs on January 20. Then, there was a scuffle between police and the opposition’s members because of the political posters they were carrying.

Savalanli is 20 years old; he is a third-year student of the History Faculty of Sumgayit University. He joined PFPA in November last year.

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  1. January 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Glad to hear of the release of JABBAR SAVALAN (Cabbar Savalani) in December 2011 – keep strong. You’ve international support.

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