Torture in jul 2021


9 July

A Muslim Unity Movement activist being tortured

Razi Humbatov

The human rights protection organization “Line of Protection” reported that Razi Humbatov, a member of the Muslim Unity Movement detained the day before, has been held in the main department for crime prevention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and is subjected to tortured. The organization demands from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide an official message about the detention of Humbatov.

Also, the organization calls on the Office of Ombudsman, the Azerbaijani representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to take control over the Humbatov’s fate.

Lawyer Javad Javadov told Turan that neither he nor members of Humbatov’s family are informed by the police about the place of activist’s detention.

“Now I am going to the main department for crime prevention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to meet with Humbatov. If there is no opportunity to clarify his fate, then I will file a complaint in line with judicial supervision, ” the lawyer said.



24 July

Razi Humbatov said about tortures by police

Razi Humbatov

Razi Humbatov, an activist of the Muslim Unity Movement, currently in custody, said that he was tortured during his six-day detention in the Main Department for Combating Organized Crime under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Head of the NGO “Line of Protection” Rufat Safarov told about it with reference to Humbatov’s relatives.

According to the human rights activist, Humbatov confessed to drug charges under physical and psychological pressures.

Besides, Safarov added that during his 16 days in prison, Humbatov was allowed to call his relatives twice for 1-2 minutes just after his transfer to a pre-trial detention center. And they never allowed him to see his relatives.

Safarov regarded this as a violation of the prisoner’s rights.

According to him, in keeping with the internal rules of place order for forced detention, a suspect has the right to call his relatives immediately after entering the prison.

Besides, after his transfer to a pre-trial detention center, this person should be entitled to call relatives, and then has the right to telephone conversations twice a week for 15 minutes and meet 4 times with his family members or other persons of legitimate interest to him / her a month.

It should be remembered that Humbatov was detained on July 7 in the village of Jeyranbatan.

Just three days later, a lawyer managed to find out that on 8 July, the Baku City Narimanov District Court chose a preventive measure against him in the form of arrest for a period of 4 months due to Article 234.4.3 (Large-scale drug trafficking) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Under this Article, he faces a sentence of 12 years of imprisonment.

The Muslim Unity Movement links Humbatov’s arrest with his criticism of the authorities in social networks, as well as his active struggle against drugs among young people.