Wednesday, November 30

Jabbar Savalan's sentence stays intact (updated)

Today, the judge at the Supreme Court, rejected the appeal of Savalan, young activist and a member of the youth branch of an opposition party the Popular Front of Azerbaijan. The judge, Imran Hajiyev made this decision despite Savalan's absence (allegedly he was informed of the trial however was still absent at the trial) and pleads of Savalan's lawyer to drop initially assigned charges of 2.5 years for illegal possession of drugs. And though, Savalan's lawyer made every single violation of the hearing and the overall investigation process clear, the judge, declared the verdict. 

To read more about the story click here [ENG] and here [AZ].
Updated: Check out Amnesty International statement on the court as well here.

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