Journalist Tortured in Detention, Teeth Forcibly Removed

Nicat Əmiraslanov

Nicat Əmiraslanov

Journalist Nijat Amiraslanov has been subject to torture at Qazakh District Police Station.

His lawyer Elchin Sadiqov told Meydan TV that all of his teeth have been removed from his mouth.

Ganja Court of Appeal held a scheduled hearing yesterday on annulling Amiraslanov’s 30-day prison sentence. However, Sadiqov claims that Amiraslanov was coerced into lodging an admission of guilt.

“We entered the courtroom before the trial. And we saw that the judge’s assistant was sitting next to the judge, and dictating the document to him [Amiraslanov].” 

Nijat Amiraslanov was sentenced by Qazakh District Court to 30 days imprisonment for disobeying a direct order of a police officer. Nijat Amiraslanov is a freelance journalist.

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