LGBTQ individuals detained in April raids
Today, Baku Court of Appeal held hearings on appeals in several cases of LGBTQ people detained on 1 and 2 April on Articles of Code on Administrative Offenses. Their appeals were satisfied and they were released.
It should be noted that on 1 and 2 April the police detained LGBTQ individuals who were engaged in sex work in several districts of Baku. There are about 14 people detained during raids used as hunting for transgender and gay individuals. Some of them were fined under Article 510 of the Code on Administrative Offenses – Minor Hooliganism. Some detainees had official charges under section 535.1 (wilfully not obeying lawful orders of the police officer who engaged protecting of public order) of the Code of Administrative Offenses.