Prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender and lawyer Intigam Aliyev, who is currently in prison, has been awarded the Human Rights Award of the European Association of Lawyers, reports
Since Intigam could not attend the awards ceremony, the prize was handed to his son Necmin Kamil in Vienna at the 124th Plenary Session of the organization.
Intigam Aliyev landed in jail on a 7.5 sentence in April 2015. Amnesty International recognized Intigam Aliyev “prisoner of conscience”.
In his letter to the European Association of Lawyers, Intigam Aliyev said that despite the strict censorship in prison, he gets letters full of love and support from the arrested Khadija Ismailova and other fellow convicts, as well as friends and acquaintances, turan reports.
“Our love is stronger than their hatred, because the values that we cherish are peace, democracy and human rights. Values of the authorities are greed and violence,” Aliyev wrote.
The European Association of Lawyers unites 1 million lawyers from 32 European countries.