Jabbar Savalan

Jabbar Savalan

Location: Sumgait, Azerbaijan
40° 35' 22.9992" N, 49° 40' 6.9996" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 05 Feb 2011 and 26 Dec 2011
Campaign Site: http://iwpr.net/tk/node/50314

According to the IWPR, Jabbar Savalan, a 20-year-old member of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, was arrested in Sumgait, near the capital Baku, on February 5 after returning home from a party meeting.

Savalan was arrested the day after he posted a message on his Facebook page saying Azerbaijan needed pro-democracy protests like those taking place in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. He also posted a copy of an article from a Turkish newspaper criticising Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev.

According to Amnesty International, Jabbar Savalan was released lon december 26th, 2011 after he received a presidential pardon.

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