Mr Rasul Jafarov is an Azerbaijani lawyer, a human rights activist and the chairman of the Human Rights Club. He’s known to be a great and active defender of human rights. In 2014, he was arrested and placed in detention because of his human rights activities.
Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights :
The Court found that Mr Jafarov had been unlawfully arrested, the only reason of his arrest was for punishing him and silenced him.
The Court recalled that this case is a part of similar cases where authorities unlawfully arrested human rights activists who was in relation to international authorities for silencing them.
Mr Jafarov was freed from jail in 2016 by a presidential pardon. But he is still persecuted by now so he cannot properly defend human rights in his country anymore.
Useful links to the Rasul Jafarov v Azerbaijan case (Application No 69981/14):