AZERBAIJAN / Detained August 18, 2016
Fuad Ahmadli is the head of Youth Committee of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Khatai District Branch. Shortly after he helped organize an opposition demonstration, he was arrested on August 18, 2016. He was held incommunicado for ten days, during which his family and lawyer were not informed about his location. He was charged with “abuse of power” and “conducting unauthorized operative-search.”
On June 16, 2017, he received a four-year prison sentence. Fuad and his lawyer maintain that the criminal case against him was retribution for his peaceful activism.