Azerbaijani activist Giyas Ibrahimov was detained by security forces in his home country, alleging that he made anti-war statements on the internet. İbrahimov was released after his statement was taken.
The clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan that started over Nagorno-Karabakh continue. As a state of war has been declared in both countries, pressure is increasing against those who want to make their voices heard. Azerbaijani activist Giyas Ibrahimov was detained by security forces in his home country, alleging that he made anti-war statements on the internet.
In the footage shared by the Azerbaijani activist on his social media account, it is noteworthy that one of the two people who entered Ibrahimov’s house in Baku for detention was dressed in civilian clothes and introduced himself as an officer of the Azerbaijan Intelligence Service (DTK). The persons in question seem to have refused to tell Ibrahimov the reason for his detention.
Ibrahimov says he thinks the reason for his arrest in the video is that there are “few people” complaints about his anti-war posts on social media.
Giyas Ibrahimov was released two hours after being detained.
Ibrahimov had previously been arrested in May 2016, along with his activist friend Bajram Mammadov, after painting graffiti on a statue of Heydar Aliyev, the father of former president and current president of the country, Ilham Aliyev. (NEWS CENTER)