The court does not change the measure of restraint for Emil Mamedov

emil_memmedovOn June 11 Salyan District Courtdid not change the measure of restraint – arrest for  a local human rights activist Emil Mammadov, who runs the NGO “Promotion of Democracy.” The Court dismissed the application for replacement of arrest to house arrest, told public alliance of political prisoners.

Mamedov was arrested on  May 13 on charges of extortion.

* NGO “Promoting Democracy” is one of the most active civil society institutions in the southern region. Its head Mammadov repeatedly  publicize cases of corruption in the structures of the district authorities, as well as defended the civil rights of local residents.

This NGO was involved in several projects of the network of  civilian control in the mining industry. This caused severe irritation to the local authorities, who launched a campaign against activists accusing him of  anti-state activity.

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