Court refused to transfer doctoral student of Istanbul University to house arrest

Court refused to transfer doctoral student of Istanbul University to house arrest

On June 28, the Narimanov district Court of Baku did not satisfy a request to transfer a doctoral student of Istanbul University, Fazil Gasymov, to house arrest. This was reported to Turan by his lawyer Rovshana Rahimova.

According to her, the court session was held with the participation of Gasymov himself, who has been on hunger strike in Baku pre-trial detention center-1 since June 14. Gasymov declared his innocence, denied the accusation, and reported that he had been tortured during the investigation. Gasymov informed the court that since June 14 he has been on a hunger strike demanding the termination of a politically motivated criminal case against him and allowing him to return to Turkey to continue his scientific activities. He intends to continue the action until the end, until his demands are met, even if it threatens him with death.

"His health condition is very serious. Before his arrest, he underwent gastric surgery. He could hardly stand on his feet in court. He was all pale and looked very emaciated," lawyer Rahimova noted. She also pointed to the unjustified criminal prosecution of Gasymov and his detention.

The defense is appealing Gasymov's refusal to be transferred to house arrest.

Despite the hunger strike, Gasymov is not isolated from other prisoners, and he is not receiving medical care, except for blood pressure measurements.

Recall that Fazil Gasymov, a doctoral student at Istanbul University, an economist, was detained in August last year in Turkey and taken to Azerbaijan, where he was accused of making counterfeit money.

Pro-government media reported at the time that his arrest was linked to the case of opposition politician Gubad Ibadoglu, who was charged with a similar charge.

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