Daily Archives: Thursday February 16th, 2017

On 16 February, the European Court of Human Rights announced its new decision on Azerbaijan. The decision has been issued by 16 complaints of 11 applicants. In its decisions, the European Court has acknowledged the violation of the applicants’ right to liberty through arbitrary arrests, right to freedom of assembly through detention or imposition of fines for participation in demonstrations, and the right to a fair trial through the failure of
On 16 February, JAM.az website director, arrested journalist Fikrat Faramazoglu’s wife Faiga Nusrati informed the public about her husband’s health problems and prohibitions he has been facing in his place of detention. At a press conference held together with human rights defenders and lawyers, Nusrati said Faramazoglu is not given an opportunity to receive treatment for the consequences of the tortures inflicted on him during the 34 days of
On 16 February, Sarhad Aliyev, an internally displaced person residing in the region of Ismayilli, was sentenced to 30-day administrative imprisonment. Not long ago, Sarhad Aliyev strongly criticised President Ilham Aliyev on TuranTV. Sarhad Aliyev’s arrest was publicised by human rights defender Ogtay Gulaliyev, who associated his arrest with his critical speech. “Official propaganda tools have been discussing Ilham Aliyev’s decree of 10 February
On 16 February, the Supreme Court chaired by Judge Ingilab Nasirov considered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s cassation appeal (a case regarding the legality of a ruling), lawyer Fariz Namazli has reported. The request sought to drop the ‘illegal business’ charge of which they convicted the journalist.“The disposition of Article 192 of the Criminal Code has been concretised with the amendments made to the legislation that took
On 16 February, Baku Court of Appeal heard an appeal filed against Nasimi District Court’s decision refusing to release APFP Chairman Ali Karimli’s assistant, Azadliq newspaper’s distribution director Faig Amirli to house arrest. Faig Amirli attended the hearing, which was held behind closed doors, in person. Amirli’s lawyer Agil Layijov gave information about the trial after it ended. He said that despite them putting forward enough arguments
On 16 February, the Commission on Pardon Issues under the President of Azerbaijan held a meeting, Commission member and editor of 525th Newspaper Rashad Majid has said. According to Majid, the Commission has received nearly 800 applications, 150 of which were considered at the meeting, and more than half of them received a favourable opinion. A pardon decree is expected to be signed on the eve of Novruz holiday.
On 16 February, Azadliq newspaper editor Sujaddin Sharifov and employee Khayal Babayev were summoned to the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office. They were separately interrogated in connection with the criminal case launched against Azadliq financial director Faig Amirli. Sharifov was questioned by investigator Agil Alakbarov, and Babayev by investigator Anar Damirchiyev. Note that, the journalists had already
On 16 February, Meydan TV director Emin Milli posted information on Facebook about his life being in danger. The information reads as follows. “Since my recent speech about Ilham Aliyev in the European Parliament (got 300,000 views online), I have received information from several reliable sources. According to them, Azerbaijan’s special services have dispatched a group of sportsmen to Germany to specifically assault me. One of these sources