At 15:30 Ilkin Rustamzadeh   started a live video via Facebook and said that the house where he lives was surrounded by police. Before that, they called him and demanded to remove from the site a petition demanding an increase in social benefits in Azerbaijan during the pandemic.

After refusing to do so, he was threatened with sanctions.

“I’m sure that the authorities intend to punish me for this and present the case as a violation of the quarantine regime,” the activist said, adding that he did not intend to give in to the threats.