President of Talish-Mugani Republic, Alikram Gummatov made this appeal to the Council of Europe.
December 2, 2002
For more than ten years the leader of the national-liberation movement of the Talish people, the first President of the unrecognized Talish-Mugani Republic Alikrim Gummatov is kept in Azerbaijani prison. The founder of the Talish Republic occupied by Azerbaijan was arrested and sentenced to a life imprisonment, but he continues to fight for the right of his people for self-determination. Despite his health problems and tortures, Gummatov is not going to give up his principles.