Rights Defence Committee for Tofig Yagublu established

Rights Defence Committee for Tofig Yagublu established
# 22 February 2013 12:28 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. The constituent conference of the Rights Defence Committee for deputy chairman of Musavat Party Tofig Yagublu has been held today. Chairman of the defense committee, member of Musavat party assembly Gubad Ibadoghlu said that the Committee would also try to defend other persons arrested in Ismayilli events, as well as chairman of REAL Movement Ilgar Mammadov, APA reports.


Editor-in-chief of "Yeni Musavat" newspaper Rauf Arifoghlu said that Yagublu went to Ismayilli as an employee of the newspaper: “The document on his assignment has been submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office. Despite these evidences, the investigation insists that he went there as a politician. This is a biased approach.”

Chairman of Musavat Party Isa Gambar said these arrests aim punishment of the activists: “We must oppose it. Regular visits of politicians and media should be organized, rallies, pickets and marches continued.”

Co-founder of REAL Movement Natig Jafarli highly estimated Musavat Party’s initiative. He initiated to realize the defense with the participation of civil society organizations.

At the end of the conference, the Defence Committee decided to issue message to the state authorities, international human rights organizations, the representatives of diplomatic missions in Baku, hold hearings with the participation of local human rights defenders and start online petitions on social networks.

Deputy chairman of Musavat Party Tofig Yagublu and chairman of “REAL” movement Ilgar Mammadov were sentenced to two month pretrial detention under the order of Nasimi District Court on February 4. Both of them faced charges under articles 233 and 315.2 of the Criminal Code.

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