Tofig Yagublu has been released on house arrest. The decision was made by the Baku Court of Appeals on 18 September.
Tofig Yagublu was on a hunger strike for seventeen days in protest of his conviction and sentencing. Due to his serious condition, he was transferred on 12 September from Pre-Trial Detention Center No. 3 to a private clinic.
Yagublu, a member of the National Council and Musavat Party, was convicted of hooliganism in early September and was sentenced to four years and three months in prison. The 59 year-old politician launched a hunger strike in protest of what he called an “unfair” trial process.
His family members and supporters called the conviction politically motivated.