403/716       MAMMEDOV Hamlet Aladdin oglu (retried - released on 20.03.2005)

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Surname, Name, Patronimic

Political affiliation

Date

of arrest

Sen-tence

Loca-

tion

    1.

Abbasov Latif Qurban oglu

MQ-MD

2001

14

#15

    2.

Abbasov Nadir

Oct16 (?)

2004

3

 

    3.

Abbasov Rasim Alakbar oglu

Djuma

2002?

4

#11?

    4.

Abdullayev Nadir Samad oglu

MQ-MD

2001

7

#7

    5.

Agayev Adalet Beylar oglu

Qarabag

2003

8

#12

    6.

Agayev Tahir Sabir oglu

AH/relative

2004

4

 

    7.

Ahmedov Rafael Movsun oglu

Rasul/Oil

1998

11

#16

    8.

Agayev Tahir Sabir oglu

AH/Relative

2004

4

 

    9.

Akberov Novruz Mammed oglu

MQ-MD

2001

8

#15

    10.

Aliyev Anar Sabir oglu

Qarabag

2003

4

#2

    11.

Aliyev Farrukh Hasan oglu

MQ-MD

2001

14

#7

    12.

Aliyev Huseynbala Hadjafali oglu

Djuma

2002

7.5

 

    13.

Aliyev Ramin Shamseddin oglu

Djuma

2002

7.5

#11?

    14.

Aliyev Ruslan Hamidar oglu

Qarabag

2003

4

#14

    15.

Aliyev Shahin Isa oglu

Rasul

2000

8 (?)

 

    16.

Aliyev Taliyat

Oct 16/ADP

2004

2

 

    17.

Aliyev Ziyatesh Rustam oglu

OPON

2001

12?

#3 / 9

    18.

Alyyev Kazim Dadash oglu

Djuma

2002

7,5

#15

    19.

Amirov Yusif Abbas oglu

SH

1995

10 (?)

#14

    20.

Asgarov Rustam Musa oglu

Qarabag

2003

3

#2

    21.

Asgarov Tariel

Chechnya

2003

   

    22.

Babayev Alirza

Chechnya

2001

4

 

    23.

Babayev Feyruz Medjid oglu

Chechnya/Qarabag

2003

6

#6

    24.

Badalov Rovshan Kitabali oglu

Qarabag

2003

10

#14

    25.

Bakhshaliyev Qalib Telman oglu

OPON

1995

14 (??)

#12

    26.

Bayramov Elchin Niyaz oglu

SH

1998

13

#6

    27.

Bayramov Niyazi Nazim oglu

OPON/C-30

2002

10

 

    28.

Behbudov Ramiz Mohammed oglu

MQ-MD

2001

8

#11

    29.

Budaqov Ahmed

Chechnya

2002

5

 

    30.

Djabiyev Samandar Hayyam oglu

AXCP/Qaranqush

1993

15

#2

    31.

Djafarov Zaur Abdulla oglu

Djuma

2002

7.5

 

    32.

Djavadov Djeyhun (?)

Chechnya

2001

   

    33.

Djavadov Rovshan Khatir oglu

OPON

1995?

 

#12

    34.

Ganjaliyev Allahverdi Sharif oglu

OPON

2000

11

#9

    35.

Hadjiyev Fariz Agahadji oglu

Qarabag

2003

6

#12

    36.

Hasanov Azad Maqsad oglu

OPON

1995

11

#2 ?

    37.

Hasanov Djavanshir Veysar oglu

OPON

2001

(??)

 

    38.

Hasanov Etibar Akber oglu

SH

1997

13 (?)

#9

    39.

Hasanov Hasret Mubariz oglu

Djuma

2002?

3

 

    40.

Hasanov Ilqar Kirzali oglu

SH/Nidjat

1995

10

#11 (released?)

    41.

Huseynli Mehdi

Terror/Musavat

2000

9

 

    42.

Huseynov Djavid Qurban oglu

SH

1995

10

#2 ?

    43.

Huseynov Vuqar Huseyn oglu

OPON

1998?

13

#9

    44.

Ibrahimov Ilqar Davud oglu

Qarabag

2003

5

#2

    45.

Ibrahimov Shamil Mahamahasan oglu

MQ-MD

2001

13

#15

    46.

Isayev Asiman Ilyas oglu

OPON

1995

(??)

 

    47.

Isayev Vusal Isa oglu

Qarabag

2003

6

#17

    48.

Ismayilov (Ismiyev?) Israfil Rustam oglu

OPON

1995

11(??)

 

    49.

Ismayilov Nariman

OPON

2005

   

    50.

Kerimov Kamran Sultan oglu

Sadval

2000

 

QH

    51.

Maherramov Nadir Eldar oglu

Qaranqush

2002

Lifer

QH

    52.

Mahsimov Rahib Shaval oglu

Sadval

1994

Lifer

QH

    53.

Mammedov Etibar Shamil oglu

SH

1996

 

#6

    54.

Mammedov Furad Sadykh oglu

OPON

1995?

 

#12

    55.

Mammedov Ilqar Hamza oglu

Qarabag

2003

3

#17

    56.

Mammedov Ismayil Veli oglu

MQ-MD

2001

14

#1

    57.

Mammedov Mahammad Qurban oglu

Qarabag

2003

8

#9

    58.

Mammedov Mammed

Chechnya

2001

14?

 

    59.

Mammedov Parviz Mammed oglu

MQ-MD

2001

14

#11

    60.

Mammedov Qambar

Chechnya

2002

4.5

 

    61.

Mammedov Ramil

Chechnya

2002

5

 

    62.

Mammedov Seyidali

Oct16

2004

3

 

    63.

Mammedov Yashar Asgar oglu

Qarabag

2003

6

#13

    64.

Mammedveliyev Sabuhi

Bohran

1991, 2000

Lifer

QH

    65.

Marqashvili Khizir Muxmadovich

Qarabag

2003

9

#13

    66.

Medjidov Eldar Mirzabegovich

Sadval

1997

10

#2

    67.

Misirkhanov Azer

Chechnya

2001

5

 

    68.

Muradov Farhad Ahmedovich

AM

2001

5 (??)

 

    69.

Mustafayev Djamal Zulfuqar oglu

AM

2001

6

 

    70.

Mustafayev Djeyhun

OPON-C30

2001

(??)

 

    71.

Mustafayev Rashid

Chechnya

2001

5

 

    72.

Namazov Huseyn

Chechnya

2002

4

 

    73.

Namazov Tapdiq

AXCP

2004

11

 

    74.

Novruzbeyov Elkhan

Chechnya

2002

5

 

    75.

Nurullayev Fuzuli

Chechnya

2002

4.5

 

    76.

Pashayev Rovshan Anur oglu

Qarabag

2003

   

    77.

Qaniyev Islam

Chechnya

2002

5

 

    78.

Qasimov Asad Ramazan oglu

SH

1997?

8

#11

    79.

Qasimov Fikret Ali oglu

SH

1996

10

#14

    80.

Qasimov Vusal Qazanfar oglu

Qarabag

2003

6

#17

    81.

Quliyev Bayram Telman oglu

Rasul/relative

2001

11

#2

    82.

Qurbanov Mushfig Nizami oglu

Qarabag

2003

9

#13

    83.

Qurbanov Telman Aliabbas oglu

Qarabag

2003

   

    84.

Qurbanov Tahmiraz Djomard ogli

OPON

1995?

 

#17

    85.

Ramazanov Hafiz

Chechnya

2003

   

    86.

Rasulov Firuz Kamran oglu

Qarabag

2003

   

    87.

Rustamov Eldar Hasan oglu

Rasul

2000

8

#9

    88.

Rustamov Firdovsi Isa oglu

Rasul

2000

 

(released ?)

    89.

Rzayev Alekber (?)

Chechnya

2001

   

    90.

Rzayev Ilqar Qadir oglu

SH

1995?

13

#1

    91.

Sadiqov Djavanshir Buta oglu (?)

Phone terrorist

2004

5

#6

    92.

Sadiqov Djeyhun

Chechnya

2002

4

 

    93.

Sadyqov Rufat (?)

Chechnya

2001

   

    94.

Safarov Tahir

Chechnya

2002

4

 

    95.

Shafaqatov Qahraman Hasan oglu

Qarabag

2003

6

#14

    96.

Sharifov Zakir Nizami (Nazim) oglu

Sadval

1995

15

 

    97.

Sonmez Sirma Kamil qizi (?)

PKK (TR) (w)

2000

5,5

#4

    98.

Tagiyev Ramiz Yusif oglu

Oct16/AXCP

2003

5

#2

    99.

Tagiyev Rasim Qurban oglu

MQ-MD

2001

8

#1

    100.

Velibeyov Kabir

Chechnya

2002

5

 

    101.

Yaqubov Elmir (?)

Chechnya

2001

   

    102.

Yolchuyev Mobil Musleddin oglu

MQ-MD

2001

15

#15

    103.

Yunusov Sabir Isamuddin oglu

Sadval

1995

15

 

    104.

Yusifov Azer

Chechnya

2002

4.5

 

    105.

Zeynalov Etibar Chumshud oglu

Qarabag

2003

   

    106.

Ziyadov Alik Maherram oglu

MQ-MD

2001

7

#11

    107.

Zohrabov Mazdan Seyfal oglu

Sadval

1995

15

 

The names of prisoners are listed as : Surname Name Patronimic (with ‘oglu’)

The list had been compiled on the basis of criteria elaborated by experts of Council of Europe.

EXPLANATIONS

bold

24 remaining prisoners whose names were mentioned on the previous list of “88”

?

Unreliable information

(?)

Doubt in political character of arrest

(??)

Probably, released from detention

(w)

Woman

#1, SI-1, QH

Correction Labor Institution #1, Investigation Isolator #1, Qobustan Prison, etc.

ADP

Member of Azerbaijan Democratic Party

AH

Supporter of Alikram Humbatov

AM

Supporter of ex-President Ayaz Mutallibov

ANDP

Member of Azerbaijan National Democratic Party “Boz Qurd”

AXCP

Member or supporter of Party of Popular Front of Azerbaijan

C-30

Case of thirty people (Elchin Amiraslanov & others)

Chechnya

Azeri citizen allegedly trained in Georgia to participate in Chechnya guerilla

Djuma

Conspiracy in Djuma Mosque in Ganja

MQ-MD

Alleged plot of former prosecutors Mammed Quliyev and Mahir Djavadov

Musavat

Opposition “Musavat” Party

Nidjat

Charitable Committee of “Nidjat”

Oct 16

Mass post-election disorders in Baku on October 16, 2003

OPON

Mutiny of the Special Police Unit in March 1995

PKK / TR

Supporter of Kurdish Labour Party (PKK) / Citizen of Turkey

Phone terrorist

Person allegedly threatened American Embassy by phone

Qarabag

Illegal voluntary group named as “Karabakh partisans”

Qaranqush

Case of voluntary intelligence unit "Qaranqush" in Qubadli region

Rasul

Supporter of ex-Spokesperson of Parliament Rasul Quliyev

Relative

Person probably arrested because of his family relation with arrested politician

SH

Supporter of ex-Premier Suret Huseynov

Sadval

Member of Lezgin National Movement “Sadval” (Unity)

Terror

Act of individual political terror


1 See Doc. 10026 and the earlier reports, Doc. 9826 and Doc. 9826 add., Doc. 9310 [and Resolution 1272 (2002)].

2 See the programme of these two visits in Appendix I.

3 Doc. 10473

4 See documents SG/Inf (2004) 21 of 13 July 2004 and SG/Inf (2004) 21 Addendum part I and part II of 27 July 2004.

5 Persons tried and convicted for ordinary crimes (distinguishable from any act of a political nature) and/or serving a prison sentence clearly not disproportionate to the seriousness of their crime(s).

6 Fahmin Ahmedpasha oglu Hadjiyev, Djanmirza Mirzoyev, Mammed Akber oglu Veliyev, Ms Faina Khungurova, Yusif Alas oglu Ashrafov, Djamal Zulfugar oglu Mustafayev, Suliddin Mirzoyev, as well as an eighth prisoner, Avtandil Telman oglu Melikov (case No. 444/716, not recognised as a political prisoner by the Secretary General's independent experts).

7 Alikram Gumbatov was released as a result of mediation by the Netherlands, which offered him asylum. I met him in prison during my visit in May 2004. During our discussion, his very clear-headed attitude was that he was in principle willing to accept exile so as to protect members of his family, who might be tempted to return to Azerbaijan where they risked being arrested. His critical state of health also weighed heavily in his acceptance of the offer. Alikram Gumbatov has now therefore joined the ranks of Azerbaijanis who have gone into exile against their will. Moreover, his exile is compounded by a humiliating measure: it appears that the authorities have stripped him of his Azerbaijani nationality. A. Gumbatov filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights.

8 Ulvan Afrasiyab oglu Bagirvo, Ilgar Kircheli oglu Hasanov, Javanshir Veysar oglu Hasanov, Suleyman Bahlul oglu Hasanov, Eldar Yaqub oglu Israfilov (case No. 335/716), Aydin Rafiq oglu Kerimov, Tahsin Ismayil oglu Mammedov, Saday Mammadali oglu Mirzoyev (case No. 450/716), Farhad Ahmedovich Muradov, Etibar Telman oglu Quliyev, Faiq Farouz oglu Rahimov, Ismayil Alekber oglu Sadikhli, Namiq Qadimali oglu Sharifov, Iftikhar Kamil oglu Suleymanov (case No. 662/716), Tahir Iskandiyar oglu Suleymanov. The release of Geray Imran oglu Qasimov (case No. 540/716) needs to be confirmed. In addition, the sentence of Djasur Sabir oglu Kerimov (case No. 351/716) was halved.

9 Djasur Sabir oglu Kerimov (case No. 351/716) – who was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment in 1998; his sentence was halved by the previous presidential pardon; Elman Djamal oglu Djalilov (case No. 207/716), Sardar Mejid oglu Hamidov (case No. 241/716), Namiq Talyb oglu Mahmudov (case No. 384/716), and Eldar Yavar oglu Allahverdiyev.

10 Natig Effendiyev, a supporter of and close aide to Rasul Guliyev , the exiled former Speaker of the parliament, was sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2001. He should have been retried, but his retrial has never taken place.

11 Raqim Gaziyev told me during my visit in May 2004 that his retrial had been conducted in a totally biased and partial manner, thus indicating the serious weaknesses of the Azerbaijani justice and the judges’ incompetence. On 26 December 2003, his life sentence was commuted to 15 years’ imprisonment. He filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights (no. 2758/05) on 20 January 2005. The Court has not yet examined the case, including from the point of view of its admissibility.

12 On trial were eleven OPON (Special Police Unit) members: Elchin Amiraslanov, Arif Kazimov and Safa Poladov (all three sentenced to life imprisonment in 1997 and mentioned in the list of 716), and eight others sentenced to between 10 and 15 years’ imprisonment: Ahmedov Enver Nadir oglu (45/716), Ahmedov Natiq Bakhish oglu, Alikhanov Azer Rustam oglu (74/716), Emchiyev Rasul Necmeddin oglu (215/716), Mammadov Hamlet Aladdin oglu, Mammadov Rafig Yashar oglu (417/716), Razimov Afqan Shamshad oglu (597/716) and Sadigov Faig Babakishi oglu (621/716).

13 A third accused appeared with them: Fazil Huseynov (case no. 277/716 - not recognised as a political prisoner) whose sentence to 13 years was also confirmed.

14 See document SG/Inf (2001) 34 “Cases of alleged political prisoners in Armenia and Azerbaijan” (24 October 2001) – www.coe.int/T/E/SG

15  More than a year after the first trials, the trial opened on 21 December 2004 of ten people arrested more recently (most of them from Nardaran). Two of them - Nadir Abbasov and Seyidaga Mammedov – were sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and the eight others were given a three-year suspended sentence.

16 Arif Hajili, Deputy chairman of the Musavat Party, and Rauf Arifoglu, Editor of the Yeni Musavat newspaper, were both sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Panah Husseinov, Chairman of the People's Party of Azerbaijan, and Sardar Jalaloglu, Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, were both sentenced to four years and six months. Igbal Agazade, Chairman of the UMID Party, and Ibrahim Ibrahimli, Deputy Chairman of the Musavat Party, were both sentenced to three years. Lastly, Etimad Assadov, Leader of the Organisation of Karabakh Invalids, was sentenced to two years and six months.

17 He informed me that he had been previously arrested on two occasions in 1998 and then kidnapped in 2003 by men from the organised crime unit. He was arrested by the police at his home on 18 October 2003 in circumstances in which force was used and taken to the organised crime unit’s premises, where he was tortured on four occasions. He was unable to walk for two months and was put into solitary confinement for 40 consecutive days. His complaint about torture was rejected by the courts.

18 Rauf Arifoglu told me he did not understand what offences he was prosecuted for since he had been at an OSCE seminar at the time the events took place and had proof of this on a video cassette. The only testimony brought against him, apart from the evidence obligingly provided by police officers, was that of an acquaintance who had been forced to testify after being beaten for three days.

19 OSCE ODIHR, Report from the trial monitoring project in Azerbaijan 2003-2004, http://www.osce.org/documents/odihr/2005/02/4233_en.pdf.

20 Abbasov Nadir and Mammedov Seyidali arrested in 2004 and sentenced in 2005.

21 In the meantime I have been informed that the CPT carried out an ad hoc visit to Azerbaijan from 16 to 20 May 2005.