Internet campaign in support of Ilgar Mammadov

Baku / 11.10.17 / Turan: Human rights organization Human Rights Club (HRC) launched on October 8 a social campaign on the Internet in support of the "prisoner of conscience" Ilgar Mammadov, who, despite the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), still is imprisoned. According to Rasul Jafarov, the head of the Communist Party of the Czech Republic, anyone who wants to support Mammadov can write slogans such as "Free Ilgar!", "Ilgar has the right to be free", "Do not violate the rights of Ilgar!", Etc. and publish them together with photos on their Facebook accounts and Twitter.

The campaign will last until October 25, when the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will consider the application of Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights in Azerbaijan, which provides for the application of measures of responsibility against a country that does not comply with the ECHR decision.

The leader of the REAL Movement, Ilgar Mammadov, was arrested in connection with the riots in the city of Ismayilli on January 23-24, 2013. Despite arriving in the city after restoring calm, Mammadov was accused of organizing riots, resisting the police and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

In May 2014, the ECHR ruled that the arrest and detention of Ilgar Mammadov violated many provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, including articles 5.1, 5.4 and 6.2 on the right to liberty and security of person, the right to a fair trial and the principle of presumption innocence, etc. The court concluded that Ilgar Mammadov was detained without any evidence.-06D-

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