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Azerbaijan: Tofiq Qasimov: a possible prisoner of conscience

, Index number: EUR 55/005/1996

Tofiq Masim oglu Qasimov, a parliamentarian and prominent political figure in Azerbaijan, was arrested on 19 September 1995. He is accused of calling for the violent overthrow of the government and faces a possible death sentence if convicted. AI is concerned that the allegations are false and have been fabricated to punish Tofiq Qasimov for his non-violent political activity in opposition to the Azerbaijani government.

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