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Urgent Action: Activist rearrested on fabricated charges

Azerbaijani activist Bayram Mammadov was detained on 30 March and sentenced to 30 days of administrative detention for resisting lawful police orders. Amnesty International believes the charges are trumped-up. On 2 April, during the appeal hearing when the decision was upheld, Bayram Mammadov claimed he had been ill-treated during detention. His family and friends could see he had bruises on his face. Bayram Mammadov is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and must be immediately and unconditionally released. Bayram Mammadov had been released following a presidential pardon of 16 March after spending more than three years in prison on fabricated charges. 

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Azerbaijani, English or Russian to:


President of Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev
Office of the President of Azerbaijan
19 Istiqlaliyyat Street
Baku AZ1066, Azerbaijan
Salutation: Dear President Aliyev

And copies to:

Ramil Usubov 
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan 
7 Azerbaijan Avenue 
AZ1005, Baku, Azerbaijan 
Phone: +99412 590 9222 
Salutation: Dear Minister

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR TAHIR TAGHIZADE, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 4 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL tel: 020 7938 3412 Fax 020 7937 1783 email:,

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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