Georgia: Fear of forcible return/torture and ill-treatment: Azer Ramizoglu Samedov (m)

Georgia: Fear of forcible return/torture and ill-treatment: Azer Ramizoglu Samedov (m)

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Index Number: EUR 56/006/2006
Date Published: 19 April 2006
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Georgia

Human rights activist Azer Ramizoglu Samedov, an Azerbaijani citizen, was arrested in Georgia on 31 March at the request of the Azerbaijani authorities, who have asked for him to be extradited. He has been free on bail since 14 April, but could be detained and forcibly returned at any time. In Azerbaijan he would be at risk of torture and ill treatment. Georgia has ratified the Convention Against Torture, which expressly prohibits the forcible return of anyone to a country where they would be at risk of torture.


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