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Tazakhan Miralamli beaten and arrested

APFP’s bureaucrat Tazakhan Miralamli, who was trying to bring food for his son. The deputy chief of Jalilabad police station hit and verbally abused Miralamli, then proceeding to arrest him.

Tazakhan Miralamli, chairman of APFP’s Jalilabad division, has been subjected to physical pressure and threatened. This took place on the morning of 3 July. Deputy chief of the station Eldar Safarov hit Tazakhan Miralamli, verbally abused him, and started to prepare to arrest him on charges of “showing restraing to the police”.

This is according to information given to Azadliq newspaper by Mr Miralamli himself.

Tazakhan Miralamli came to the police station in order to bring some food for his son Vasif Miralamli, who was arrested this April. Vasif Miralamov was taken to Jalilabad police station from Baku a few days ago, in order to take his testimony. When Tazakhan Miralamli arrived there, he was treated badly. He was not allowed to visit his son and the products he brought were not accepted. Later, the deputy chief of the police station Eldar Safarov started an argument with Tazakhan Miralamli and hit him.

In order to cover up the violence, Mr Safarov started the process of arresting Tazakhan Miralamli. The deputy chief, who knew that Miralamli would politicize and publicize the issue and make a complaint, created a false statement saying that the APFP bureaucrat showed restraint to police. He was kept at the police station for this “reason”.

Miralamli is currently being held at Jalilabad police station. After he informed Azadliq about the events, it was not possible to contact him. His mobile phone was probably confiscated from him at the police station.

The Azerbaijan Popular Front Party, which Mr Miralamli represents, says that local civil rights defenders have been informed about the situation. International organizations will be addressed to defend Miralamli.


Tazakhan Miralamli was also one of the protesters severly beaten during the 2 April protests.


Original in Azeri here [Azadliq]


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