AZERBAIJAN / Detained June 2013
Yadigar Sadiqov is a leading member of the opposition Musavat party in Azerbaijan. He was arrested months prior to the presidential election that was held on October 9, 2013. He was accused of hitting a man with a mobile phone; he denies the allegation and his lawyer has highlighted large gaps in the prosecution case. In January 2014, he was sentenced to six years in prison.