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Azerbaijan: Mass raid and detention of LBGTI people in Baku

, Index number: EUR 55/7176/2017

On 22 September, Azerbaijani police conducted numerous raids on LGBTI individuals in Baku, detaining more than 100 people. While some were released, at least 48 individuals were placed in between 10 and 20 day-long administrative detention for purportedly resisting police. Those detained were denied access to lawyers of their own choosing and some allege ill-treatment by the police.

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