In December 2017, Sufi Muslim Rashad Abidov, whose home in the northern town of Sheki was raided by police during a religious meeting, managed to overturn the large fine he was handed down for holding a meeting without state permission. Police had brought the case against him rather than the officials of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.
Forum 18, http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2350
"Azerbaijan - Sufis and Protestants Raided,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 38
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol38/iss4/4