Court of Appeal Upholds Detention of NIDA Activist

Baku Appellation Court today dismissed an appeal from Rashad Hasanov, activist with the NIDA Movement. He remains in custody. According to Hasanov’s lawyer, Asabali Mustafaev, Hasanov is still uncertain of the charges against him. 

Hasanov was arrested on March 14 on charges of illegal possession of explosives. On May 30 the Nasimi court extended his detention for another three months. Hasanov is one of seven activists of NIDA Movement who were arrested in March-April. All those arrested are recognized by Amnesty International as "prisoners of conscience." -16B06-


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