Daily Archives: Wednesday March 1st, 2017

On 1 March, the Supreme Court chaired by Judge Ingilab Nasirov heard APFP activist, Karabakh war disabled Asif Yusifli’s cassation appeal, and reduced the political activist’s jail sentence from 6 years to 5 years, lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev has reported. The lawyer said the decision was unfair, as the complaint was granted only partially. Recall that, Asif Yusifli was sentenced to 7 years 6 months in jail by the judgment dated 30 July 2015 of
• Arif Aliyev and Samir Mustafayev withdrew their initial appeals; • Rasim Aliyev’s legal heiress Teyfura Aliyeva demanded the heaviest penalty for the convicts; • Convict Elshan Ismayilov pleaded not guilty of the journalist’s death. On 1 March, Baku Court of Appeal held a hearing on the appeals filed by the lawyers of Elshan Ismayilov, Arif Aliyev, Jamal Mammadov, Kanan Madatov and Samir Mustafayev, the men jailed for beating journalist
On 1 March, Ikram Rafig oglu Rahimov, the head of realliq.graveaz website who had been sentenced to one year in prison under Article 147.2 (libel, involving an accusation of a grave or particularly severe crime) of the Criminal Code, was released in the courtroom during his appeal hearing in Sumgayit Court of Appeal, journalist’s lawyer Elchin Sadigov has said. The court also released the reporter’s co-defendant and the source of his article