Azerbaijan: Appeal cases. Two years of ill-treatment must end for Azerbaijani teenagers!
Two years ago in March 2005 police detained Ruslan Bessonov (born 22 April 1988), Maksim Genashilkin (born 15 March 1990) and Dmitri Pavlov (born 16 July 1989) on charges of murdering another teenager, Vusal Zeynalov. Court hearings for the boys were repeatedly postponed, prolonging their pre-trial detention. It is unknown when the next court hearing will take place, pending further investigative activity. Amnesty International remains concerned that the boys may be subjected to torture and other ill-treatment for as long as they are detained.