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The activist says he was punished for participating in protests in Germany

He claims that, Injustices in Azerbaijan protest participation in actions in Germany according to was punished

Shortly after his return to Baku from Germany, he was arrested on drug charges.AXCP) member Punhan Karimli says he is innocent.

He claims that, Injustices in Azerbaijan protest participation in actions in Germany according to was punished.

Karimli said this in his speech at the Narimanov District Court during the consideration of the petition for his release under house arrest. His family members told RFE / RL.

He said in court that, The statement that drugs were found on him and that he took them from a stranger in Khatai district is also false.

“It simply came to our notice then that, you know yourself that, why are you detained ”

AXCP to the words of the member according to, JanuaryWhen he left the Tax Department near the Narimanov metro station on May 25, he was detained by plainclothes men and forcibly taken away in a car. Karimli said that, was beaten and even threatened with a gun while being detained and taken to the office:

“It simply came to our notice then that, you know yourself that, why are you detained – to the state, to the government protest you do What happened to those before you will happen to you. Mutallim Orujov’s (AXCPAnother arrested activist). They said that, you will either shoot voluntarily or be tortured. She according to don’t hurt yourself or us… ”

His family members said that he was far from drugs and had been involved in professional sports for ten years that, there is no evidence in the middle.

Punhan Karimli, 32, is charged under Article 234.4.3 of the Criminal Code (acquisition, transportation, storage of large quantities of drugs for sale). This article provides for a sentence of 5 to 12 years in prison.

O, 2018went to Germany in and was returned on November 25, 2021.

“Not only does this person not use drugs, but there is not a single drug user around. Let them examine and see your phone that, had a relationship with one person? Where did this man get it? drugs? There can’t be so many white lies. ” – say family members.

The Interior Ministry denies

Head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Elshad Hajiyev “Such allegations are completely untrue,” he said.

Hundreds of migrants have been returned to Azerbaijan from Germany in recent years. Several APFP activists deported last year were detained on various charges. They also say they are innocent.

In 2014, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union signed an agreement on readmission (return) of persons residing without permission.

The government of Azerbaijan is working to provide readmitted persons with jobs and to solve problems related to the availability of accommodation and should assist in matters of psychological assistance.

Source: RFE / RL
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