Daily Archives: Monday February 13th, 2017

Akif Chovdarov’s Trial Underway

February 13th, 2017
➢ Witness Zakir Mustafayev said he did not know Chovdarov in person and had never appealed to him for assistance; ➢ Nasib Aliyev, who himself is charged with embezzlement, noted that Chovdarov had exacted money from him on three occasions. On 13 February, Baku Military Court chaired by Judge Habib Hasanov held a hearing on the criminal case of former head of the General Directorate for Energy and Transport Security of the dissolved Ministry of
On 13 February, Yasamal District Court chaired by Judge Azer Taghiyev held a hearing on the case of TV journalist, media expert, Prof. Gulu Maharramli. The trial had been ongoing for almost a year on Azerbaijan Television, and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint Stock Company (AzTV) Chairman Arif Alishanov’s private prosecution complaint against Prof. Gulu Maharramli. At today’s hearing, the court discontinued the proceedings. Journalist Gulu Maharramli’s
Summary: 5th hearing ➢ Ali Huseynov’s lawyer Zibeyda Sadigova filed a motion to allow her client to sit next to her. Public prosecutor Ali Aliyev asked for the motion to be denied. The court did not grant the motion; ➢ Ruzi Ismayilov’s lawyer Shahla Humbatova filed a motion to allow for audio and video recording of the hearing. The presiding judge rejected this motion, too; ➢ The public prosecutor read out the indictment bill; ➢ Lawyer
Former Board member of NIDA Civic Movement Rashad Hasanov has migrated to Europe. According to Hasanov, the reason for his migration was his being forced into collaboration with the State Security Service (SSS). The former political prisoner made this revelation on his Facebook page on 13 February. His Facebook post reads as follows. “Three months before the expiry of my sentence, SSS employees came to the prison and demanded me to sign a written
On 13 February, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the merger of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies. The order reportedly aims to upgrade the structure of the state governance in the Republic of Azerbaijan and to modernise and increase the efficiency of the state policy and control in the field of transport, as well as communications and high technologies. Under the decree, the Ministry