Daily Archives: Thursday February 9th, 2017

* A private prosecution complaint implies criminal responsibility of a person and may lead to imprisonment; * The blogger and his lawyer have been served a summons by the court, but not the lawsuit; * Mehman Huseynov says the accusations by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) are associated with his professional activity. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has filed a private prosecution suit against IRFS Chairman and prominent blogger Mehman Huseynov.
“The compensations awarded in nearly 40 cases of the judgments issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in respect of Azerbaijan in 2016 have not been paid,” lawyer Asabali Mustafayev said. According to the lawyer, no problems used to be faced with payments in previous years, but the compensations awarded by ECHR in 27 cases that he conducted last year have not been paid. On 17 March 2016, ECHR issued a judgment on the illegal arrest
On 9 February, Shaki-based branches of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) and Musavat Party were expelled from their office building. The reason cited was that the building, jointly rented by the parties, was privatised and sold. Both parties have called the move politically motivated. According to Chairman of Musavat party’s Shaki branch Bakikhan Garibli, two employees from the local office of the Property Committee and a plainclothesman from
On 9 February, the Supreme Court heard an appeal filed against a travel ban prohibiting Asabali Mustafayev, a prominent lawyer, from leaving the country, the lawyer himself reported. According to Mustafayev, the financial activities of the Democracy and Human Rights Resource Centre he is in charge of have been continually reviewed by the Ministry of Taxes because the Prosecutor General’s Office allegedly ordered it. Despite this strenuous review,
On 9 February, Baku Court of Appeal heard appeals filed against Nasimi District Court’s decision ordering the tax audit of Azadliq newspaper and Azadliq.info LLC. At the closed hearing presided over by Judge Gail Mammadov, the court rejected the appeals, as reported by Azadliq newspaper’s and Azadliq.info LLC’s representative, Samad Rahimli, who attended the hearing. Rahimli noted that Nasimi District Court had made the decision on 18 November