Qiyas Ibrahimov, a youth activist currently imprisoned in Baku’s Correctional Facility No. 2, has been tortured by employees of the prison.
This information was relayed to Meydan TV by Ibrahimov’s lawyer, Elchin Sadiqov, who says his client’s life is in danger:
”He has been subjected to torture in Correctional Facility No. 2. He wrote extensively about this himself. In his letter he notes that he was placed in solitary confinement for 15 days because he allegedly prevented an inspection procedure on his first day in prison. . . He was beaten in solitary confinement by deputy chief Shakir Qaniyev for responding to an insult from one of the prison workers. He was then taken in handcuffs to the office of the head chief, where he was again beaten. There, the head chief asked him, ‘You still haven’t gotten it, have you? You want rules? Here are my rules. How do you like them?’ Qiyas wrote about all of this in his letter.”
Sadiqov says he plans to submit a complaint to the country’s head prosecutor.
Qiyas Ibrahimov, together with another youth activist, Bayram Mammadov, was
on May 10, 2016 after spraying the words «Happy Slave Day!» on a monument to deceased, former president Heydar Aliyev.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs claimed that upon inspection, heroin was found to be in possession of both the youth activists.
Both Mammadov and Ibrahimov have rejected the accusations. The European Court of Human Rights is currently examining their case of unfair imprisonment.