On October 24 Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate to the parliamentary elections from Gakh held his next meeting in Zayam village. The meeting was attempted to be interrupt by Kamil Safarov, Deputy Municipal of Zayam village by illegally interfering. Firstly, introducing himself as a resident of the village, Kamil Safarov claimed that the meeting violates his right to rest and leisure. Aftermath, he confessed that he was Deputy Municipal of Zayam village and said that he would not allow for a candidate to the parliamentary elections to conduct a meeting in his village.
He called on about 30 attendees to leave the meeting and by this violated the election code which envisages the right to a candidate to hold a meeting in the frame of pre-election campaign.
We do believe that necessary measures will be carried out by Central Election Commission and relevant bodies in relation to the violation of election code occurred in Zayam village, Gakh. We are certain that Deputy Municipal will be brought to justice.
Biography: Ahmad Shahidov was born in 1982 in the Gakh region. He graduated from Baku Slavic University with bachelor’s, master’s and post graduate degrees. He is PhD in Philology. He graduated from the State Law Faculty of the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
He is a director of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.
He is a human rights defender, socio-political activist, journalist, poet, writer, author of 7 books.
Besides that he has attended a series of international conferences, held various meetings with the top officials of the European institutions, human rights, watchdog organizations and signed mutual understanding agreements as a human rights defender. These very groundbreaking meetings and conferences played crucial role in his life in terms of being more and more active in sociopolitical life of his country – Azerbaijan. More about his activity, please visit www.shahidov.com/en