Document Falsification Revealed in Journalist’s TrialGovernment Appeals to Court to Block Several Critical WebsitesChief Editor Mustafa Hajibayli Summoned by PoliceYouth Activist Elgiz Gahraman’s Appeal under ReviewCourt Rejects Appeal by Individuals Convicted over Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s DeathFormer Health Minister Ali Insanov Sentenced to another Seven Years and Five Days in JailSupreme Court Dismisses APFP’s Appeal

Document Falsification Revealed in Journalist’s…

On 27 April, Shirvan Appeal Court held another hearing on the case of azel.tv website founder and editor, journalist Afgan Sadigov, who has been sentenced..

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Government Appeals to Court to Block Several Critical…

On 27 April,Sabail District Court launched judicial proceedings on the application of the Electronic Security Centre (ESC) under the Ministry of Transport,..

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Chief Editor Mustafa Hajibayli Summoned by Police

On 27 April, Bastainfo.com website editor-in-chief Mustafa Hajibayli was interrogated in the 5th police station of Binagadi District Police Department,..

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Youth Activist Elgiz Gahraman’s Appeal under…

Summary: 1st hearing > At the preliminary court hearing, Elgiz Gahraman’s lawyer Fariz Namazli lodged motions in writing to replace his client’s..

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Court Rejects Appeal by Individuals Convicted over…

> The lawyers requested that the charges be decreased and two of the convicts be acquitted; > A tension broke out at the hearing. The defendants’..

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Former Health Minister Ali Insanov Sentenced to…

> The lawyers’ objection to the judge remained unconsidered; > The prosecutor sought a prison sentence of 8 years and 9 days for Ali Insanov;..

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Supreme Court Dismisses APFP’s Appeal

Summary: 1st hearing > Lawyer: “APFP applied not for its registration, but for the inclusion of the fact of election of its chairman at a party congress..

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On 27 April, Shirvan Appeal Court held another hearing on the case of azel.tv website founder and editor, journalist Afgan Sadigov, who has been sentenced to 2 years and 5 months in jail on hooliganism charges.

Speaking of the court session, lawyer Elchin Sadigov said Jalilabad Regional Executive Power’s response letter had been presented at the hearing. The letter read that no record was kept on the incident day and there was no surveillance camera in the executive power head’s reception room. » » » »

On 27 April,Sabail District Court launched judicial proceedings on the application of the Electronic Security Centre (ESC) under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies seeking to block several websitesin the territory of Azerbaijan. ESC has appealed to the court to block the critical websites azadliq.info, azadliq.org, azerbaycansaati.com and meydan.tv, as well as theAzerbaijani Hour television programs. More than 30 representatives of mass media, civil society and diplomatic corps wanted to observe the hearing presided over by Judge Nuraddin Bagirov, but only a limited number of people were granted access. The court bailiffs allowed only one journalist and four diplomatic corps representatives to watch the hearing, excusing it by the smallness of the courtroom. » » » »

On 27 April, Bastainfo.com website editor-in-chief Mustafa Hajibayli was interrogated in the 5th police station of Binagadi District Police Department, Hajibayli reported himself.

“I was received by Major Javanshir Guliyev in the fifth police station. He told me that the police station had received a material about Bayram Safarov who had been martyred during the invasion of Shusha 25 years before. » » » »

Summary: 1st hearing

> At the preliminary court hearing, Elgiz Gahraman’s lawyer Fariz Namazli lodged motions in writing to replace his client’s pre-trial detention with house arrest, to allow Elgiz Gahraman to sit next to his lawyer at hearings, and to conduct the proceedings through partial judicial investigation. None of the motions was granted;

> The lawyer requested a copy of the document on the outcome of his commentary on the hearing transcripts drawn up during the consideration of the case in Baku Grave Crimes Court. The court denied the motion;

> The case proceeded to the main hearing.

On 27 April, Baku Court of Appeal chaired by Judge Sahibkhan Mirzayev held a preliminary hearing on the appeal filed by opposition NIDA Civic Movement’s member Elgiz Gahraman. » » » »