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AZERBAIJAN: Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov,

Azerbaijan

Tortured and jailed for graffiti

Two young students, Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov, dared to criticize the state in the most public way they could. They painted a defiant message on the statue of Azerbaijan’s former president – on the eve of his birthday. On October 25, Giyas received a sentence of 10 years in prison. Bayram is locked up awaiting trial. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison - all for a Facebook post criticizing the government. Urge Azerbaijan’s president to make sure that Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov are released right away.

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  • Bayram and Giyas were tortured into confessing to possession of heroin, which was planted on them – a ruse used by police whose real motives were to punish the students for spraying graffiti on the statue of the former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliy

President
Ilham Aliyev
Office of the President
19 Istiqlaliyyat Street
Baku, AZ 1066
Azerbaijan

office@pa.gov.az

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