Editor in chief of “Tolishi Sado” and a human rights activist Gilal Mamedov was detained
Editor in chief of "Tolishi Sado” ("Voice of the Talysh”) and a site in the Talysh language, a human rights activist Gilal Mamedov was detained.
Gilal Mammadov is the author of the video image ” Putin, Goodbye,” which recently blew up the Internet, and had been welcomed by the Russian opposition. Mamedov made this image and placed it on the Internet, after which the Russian TV channels made several reports about it.
After 15: 30 the mobile phone was switched off. At 16:20 a call from the Moscow number (Gilal Mamamdov brother phoned) said that Gilal was detained by police, and no explanation was followed.
Only at 17:30 the City Police confirmed the detention of Mammadov on charges of illegal possession of drugs.
HAMİ sees it as a pressure on a civil activist, and demanded from the authorities to immediately release Mammadov.
HAMİ also reminded that in February 2008, previous editor of "Tolyshi Sado” professor, linguist Novruzali Mamedov, was arrested. He was subsequently convicted on trumped-up charges of spying for Iran for 10 years, and died as a result of torture in the prison hospital.