In Azerbaijan, police detain peace activist ahead of International Day of Peace

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Image by Patrick Fore. Free to use under Unsplash License. Ahmed Mammadli, 21, the chairman of the Democracy 1918 (D18) movement, a pro-democracy movement in Azerbaijan, was arrested on September 20, on bogus charges, and later sentenced to 30 days in administrative detention. Mammadli was among a handful of civil society activists who made public calls for peace, regarding the recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. His sentencing on September 20 took place ahead of the International Day of Peace, marked globally on September 21. According to police records, Mammadli was arrested on th…

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