June 3, an activist who criticized the authorities for the lack of assistance to low-income families on social media was confined to a treatment at a psychiatric clinic.
Agil Humbatov, an activist with the Popular Front opposition party was first detained in March. After being questioned at the police, he was sent to a psychiatric clinic where he was held for two days and then let go. At the time, the local court did not rule for Humbatov’s required treatment. But the activist was detained the following day based on the appeal submitted to the issuing court by the head doctor. This time court ruled in favor of compulsory treatment.
According to local reports, on June 2, the hospital decided to extend Humbatov’s say by another month.