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Azerbaijani political activist Faraj Karimov and his brother Siraj Karimov have complained of torture in detention to make them “confess” to drug-related crimes.
Political activist Faraj Karimov went missing on 23 July. It was later revealed that police had detained him, but his whereabouts are still not known, and he is at risk of torture.
Azerbaijani prisoner of conscience Leyla is in need of urgent medical assistance. The prison authorities are not allowing her hospital treatment or providing her with medication.
Eight youth activists from the Azerbaijani civic movement NIDA were sentenced to between six and eight years’ imprisonment on 6 May. The decision of the appeals court is expected on 11 July.