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Yadigar Sadiqov

Yadigar Sadiqov

Yadigar Sadiqov is a leading member of the opposition Musavat party in Azerbaijan. He was arrested in June 2013 and sentenced to six years in prison in January 2014. The charge was that he used a mobile phone to hit a man; he denies the allegation and his lawyer has highlighted large gaps in the prosecution case.

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Yadigar Sadiqov before his arrest. (Photo courtesy of Y. Sadiqov)
Yadigar Sadiqov
18 Feb 15
Defendants spend a lot of time shuttling between court hearings and detention centres.
Yadigar Sadiqov
13 Jan 15
Political prisoner deemed “workshy” as pretext for turning down his application for release.
Yadigar Sadiqov
17 Dec 14
A political prisoner reflects on psychology and power relationships among his fellow inmates.
Yadigar Sadiqov
16 Dec 14
An Azerbaijani opposition figure reflects on the quality of state TV seen from inside a detention cell.