A member of D18 political movement, Afiaddin Mammadov, who was arrested on November 11 and sentenced to 30 days in administrative detention said during his appeal court that all the claims about him allegedly breaking a windshield and resisting police were untrue. Instead, he was taken against his will on November 11 by six plain-clothed men and brought to the Main Police Station according to Meydan TV reporting.
Mammadov also said that police demanded he shared the password for his mobile device and when he refused he was tortured. He was then sentenced to 30 days in administrative detention without any further investigation into the alleged crime he committed. The activist said he was also refused a lawyer.
According to Meydan TV reporting, Mammadov said in court, that shortly before his detention, he was interviewed by an online news platform Toplum.TV. In the interview, he said he will stage a demonstration less police provided information on the whereabouts of another D18 member, Orkhan Zeynalli. Zeynalli was detained by the local police on November 11 and was sentenced to 30 days in administrative detention on November 12, according to reporting by Turan News Agency.
During Mammadov’s court hearing despite lawyer Zibeyde Sadighova’s attempts to get the judge to overrule the decision and release the activist as well as provide traffic camera footage to confirm alleged crimes committed by Mammadov and investigate the torture Mammadov faced during detention, none were met.