Azerbaijan: Activist detained after calling for protests: Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

Azerbaijan: Activist detained after calling for protests: Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

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Index Number: EUR 55/002/2011
Date Published: 9 March 2011
Categories: Azerbaijan

Youth activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev was arrested on 4 March in Azerbaijan, after using Facebook to call for protests inspired by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa. He has said that he was tortured and threatened with rape by police officers while in custody. He is on hunger strike in protest against his treatment.


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