Trial in Sheki on the events in Ismayilli region

Today at 14.00 in Sheki Serious Crimes Court will consider the events in Ismayilli region on January 23-24.  Since morning a great number of police and post- patrol cars have been at the court. Eighteen people will be brought to trail. 

As a special correspondent of Turan reports, a  large number of people wishing to participate in the trial, including activists of the party "Musavat " and REAL Movement arrived to Sheki from Ismailly and Baku. Police are trying to prevent their entry into the hall.

Riots took place on January 23-24 in Ismaily region in connection with the bullying of the manager of "Chirag" hotel, as well as accidents involving the nephew of the chief executive, who then insulted the local population. A group of residents set fire to the hotel and two cars in the yard of the hotel. 

The next day, the local residents began to protest, demanding the resignation of the chief executive. 

Later the action turned into clashes with security forces. Mammadov and Yagublu arrived in Ismayilli on January 24 to review the situation.

Later, they were arrested and charged under the Articles:  220.1 (organization of mass disorders ) and 315.2 (resisting police with violence.)

The international community has recognized Mamedov and Yagublu prisoners of conscience and repeatedly called for their immediate release. The authorities have ignored all these calls. IN addition to Mamedov and Yagublu, 16 other people will be brought to trial. -16D-


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