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Political prisoner tortured in prison

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Political prisoner, Abbas Huseynov, is being tortured in prison again, according to his mother.

Speaking with Meydan TV, Rahima Huseynova says that her son has been tortured for the past 10 days. At first he was beaten and then left in chains in solitary confinement. For the past two days, he has been kept in the sun, chained to an iron post in the prison yard, from morning until night.

Huseynova says that she contacted Azerbaijan’s Ombudsman, the Penitentiary Service, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), but the torture continues.

“The state institutions didn’t do anything,” Huseynova told a Meydan TV reporter. “Only the ICRC staff went to see him two days ago. Abbas told them [about the torture], but as soon as they left he was tortured again.”

On 26 November 2015, Azerbaijani police carried out a raid in Nardaran, a settlement near Baku, during which four members of the Muslim Unity Movement and two police officers were killed. Dozens of people have been convicted in connection with the incident, including Abbas Huseynov, deputy of the movement’s leader, Taleh Baghirzadeh. In January 2017, Huseynov was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Huseynov has complained of torture before, but the the Penitentiary Service and the Ministry of Justice deny that he and the other Nardaran prisoners have been mistreated.

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Armenia provocation: Villages in Tovuz shelled

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Armenia committed provocation against civilians on the front line, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry.

Starting from the evening of September 14 until the morning of September 15, the units of the Armenian armed forces, using weapons of different calibre, including artillery mount, committed provocation on Tovuz, Terter and Aghdam directions.

The enemy, in particular, subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army, stationed in the direction of the villages of Munjuglu, Kokhanebi, Asrik Jirdakhan and Garalar of Tovuz region, as well as civilians living in these villages.

There are no casualties among servicemen and the population of Azerbaijan. Damage has been caused to several houses, property of the population and civil infrastructure.

The implementation of such provocative actions by Armenian side on the eve of the significant events and holidays celebrated in Azerbaijan is purposeful.

The Ministry of Defence reports that as a result of urgent retaliatory actions undertaken by the units of the Azerbaijan Army, the enemy’s activity was suppressed. The military-political leadership of Armenia bears all responsibility for the destruction and losses of the enemy.

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Military parade dedicated to the 100th anniversary of liberation of Baku

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The military parade in Baku, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the city from occupation, has ended.

During the parade, samples of military equipment, which is in service with the Azerbaijani Army, have been demonstrated.

At the end of the parade, Azerbaijani and Turkish fighter jets demonstrated elements of aerobatics.

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Azerbaijan marks centenary of Baku’s liberation

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Today Azerbaijan marks the centenary of Baku’s liberation from the Bolshevik-Dashnak occupation.

On this day in 1918, the Islamic Army of the Caucasus, which included the Azerbaijani corps, entered Baku, liberating the city from the Bolshevik-Dashnak occupation, Trend reports.

The liberation of Baku is an event of exceptional importance for the Azerbaijani-Turkish friendship and brotherhood.

Despite that during 70 years of the Soviet rule this event was purposefully explained in an erroneous context, the Azerbaijani people never forgot the heroism of Turkish soldiers.

On September 10, 1918, Nuru Pasha, an Ottoman general in the Ottoman army, took direct control over the liberation of Baku. By order of Nuru Pasha dated September 10, 1918, the command of the Eastern Front and the Northern Group belonging to it were liquidated, and the movement of all formations at the front was directly entrusted to the command of the Islamic Army of the Caucasus.

In an order dated September 13, 1918, sent to the fighting divisions by the command of the Islamic Army of the Caucasus, it was stated that an offensive on Baku will start on September 14 at 02:00.

About 8,000 Ottoman soldiers and the Azerbaijani forces consisting of up to 7,000 people gathered to take part in decisive offensive on Baku.

At 02:00, the fifth Caucasian division began to advance in the direction of the Heybat-Balajari railway. At 03:00, the first line of Baku’s defense was captured, and at 06:00 – the second line.

The enemy was destroyed by artillery fire. The 56th regiment, who became the protagonist of the offensive, captured the strategic heights and moved forward pursuing the enemy. The 15th regiment takes over Balajary slopes, and the Mashtagha squad from this regiment captured Sabunchu, and the people’s volunteers captured Keshla station. Evading direct confrontation, the Armenians engaged in fighting in city blocks and houses, as if they wanted to repeat the March massacre.

On September 14, General Densterville and the government of the Central Caspian dictatorship, and Baku Commissars left Baku.

After the liberation of Baku by the Caucasian Islamic army, on September 17, the government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic moved from Ganja to Baku.

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