Azerbaijani activist arrested and detained: the Anar Mammadli case

Photo: civicsolidarity.org

Photo: civicsolidarity.org

Anar Mammadli is an activist specialized in monitoring elections in Azerbaijan.

In 2008, his NGO was dissolved by justice. In 2013, in his report about the last elections, he concluded that the Azerbaijani elections were not democratic. The same year he was arrested and placed in custody.

 Judgment by the European Court of Human Rights:

The European Court of Human Rights concluded that his arrest was purely political. The reason of his detention was to silent him.

 Current situation:

In 2016, Mr Mammadli was released from jail by a presidential pardon.

Useful links to the Mammadli v Azerbaijan case (Application No 47145/14):