Afgan Mukhtarly again is not allowedto meet with relatives
2017 August 04 ( Friday ) 17:23:07
Baku / 04.08.17 / Turan: The Azerbaijani Penitentiary Service continues to violate the rights of Afgan Mukhtarly for visits to the pre-trial detention center with his relatives. So, the youth activist Samir Asadli was again not allowed to meet with the journalist in the pre-trial detention center on August 4. The Mukhtarly family gave Assadli the power of attorney to meet with him. However, the leadership of the Kurdakhan jail does not allow it, according to Asadli himself.
In his turn, lawyer Elchin Sadigov said that the day before the leadership of the pre-trial detention center assured him that there would not be an obstacle to meeting of Mukhtarly with relatives.
Earlier, the defense appealed to the Sabunchu court with a complaint about violation of journalist's rights to meet with relatives. The court did not accept the complaint in the proceedings. This decision was appealed.
* Mukhtarli was abducted on May 29 in Tbilisi and sent to Azerbaijan, where he was charged with illegal crossing of police, smuggling, using violence against the border guard. He rejected the accusations. Amnesty International recognized him as a "prisoner of conscience". -05B06-