Trial in the case of human rights defender

On August 29 the Khatai District Court will start a trail in the case of Ali Gyulaliyev, junior son of the human rights activist Oktay Gyulalyev. On July 20, 2014 the Criminal Investigation Police Baku filed a lawsuit against Ali Gyulaliyev under the Article 221.1 (hooliganism.)

The teenager is charged with a fight at school last September. In fact , on September 24, 2013 the boy

Was attacked by a group of people, and was stabbed. However, this fact is not under investigation, and no one has been brought to justice for it.

Oktay Gyulalyev is the coordinator of the Alliance “Azerbaijan without political prisoners” and headquarters of civil society “Kura”, as well as the press secretary of the National Council.

Representatives of the democratic community are convinced that the a lawsuit against his son is a way to put pressure on Gyulalyev, and make him abandon social, political and human rights activities.

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