Sources: Turan, hrf.report
On Thursday, October 8, members of the Committee to Protect Civil Society (CPCS) Mehman Aliyev and Elshan Hasanov arrived at Penitentiary #6 of the Penitentiary Service to visit human rights defender Intigam Aliyev and member of the youth organization NIDA Rashad Hasanov,
Turan News Agency
However Mehman Aliyev and Elshan Hasanov were not allowed to meet with the detained human rights activists. The Penitentiary Service explained it by the rule, according to which meetings with prisoners are allowed every 15 days, while Intigam Aliyev and Rashad Hasanov had already been visited by their relatives before the CPCS arrival.
The CPCS members asked the deputy head of the institution about the conditions, in which Intigam and Rashad are being detained. There are 40 inmates in each room, which is equipped with TV, radio and supplied with printed media. However the prisoners are not supplied with newspapers like Yeni Musavat and Azadlig.
Earlier on Friday, October 2, the CPCS held a scheduled meeting, where the Committee members discussed the preparation of an action plan on the situation of human rights and freedoms in Azerbaijan.