- Published: 13 December 2016
Policemen taking Bayram Mammadov from the Khatai District Court of Baku to the remand prison, 6 September 2016. © 2016 Khayala Aghamaliyeva.
South Caucasus Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Political satire does not go unpunished in Azerbaijan. In another mockery of justice, a Baku court sentenced 21-year-old activist Bayram Mammadov to ten years in jail. What devilish act got him there? Nothing more than spraying graffiti making fun of the lavish expenditures for the former president’s annual birthday celebration.