The appeal was dismissed
Theologian Sardar Babayev, accused of treason imprisonment even though it has been a year, the investigation on his case has not been concluded. Recently, Sabail District Court has reviewed the presentation regarding the period of the theologian’s detention during the investigation period, and the period was extended for another 6 months – until March 19.
Sardar Babayev’s lawyer Javad Javadov told Meydan TV that although an appeal was filed against the decision of the Sabail District Court, it was not satisfied.
The defense side stated that Sardar Babayev practiced religion abroad before that restrictive article was added to the legislation education got it.
Also, many people holding positions in the Administration of Caucasian Muslims are religious abroad education got it. Moreover, that restrictive article was relaxed in May 2017. Those who have received religious education abroad can also conduct religious ceremonies in the country after the approval of the Caucasus Muslims Administration.
Sardar Babayev A crime Regarding conviction under Article 168-1.3.1 of the Code complaint too Europe It was sent to the court. European Court about it Azerbaijan sent a request to the government. Lawyer According to Javad Javadov, the communication phase of the said complaint is about to end.
Sardar Babayev has been in prison since October 19, 2021 on charges of treason. He cooperated with Iran’s special services, fulfilling their instructions Azerbaijan is accused of activities against
However, the theologian does not feel guilty and is imprisoned political considered motivated. According to family members, Sardar Babayev himself with Iran Azerbaijan considers himself a victim of the repression of strained relations between:
“He does not accept the accusations at all. For this reason, he refused to testify.”