Daily Archives: Thursday March 16th, 2017

On 16 March, Nasimi District Court chaired by Judge Babak Hasanov ordered the pre-trial detention of Muslim Union Movement’s (MUM) Board member Elkhan Sayadulla oglu Isgandarov for a period of 3 months 11 days, lawyer Fariz Namazli has said. According to the lawyer, Elkhan Isgandarov was arrested during a raid to his house by officers of Sabunchu Police Department at night of 14 to 15 March. (more…)
On 16 March, President Ilham Aliyev signed a pardon decree. Under the decree, 412 individuals serving prison sentences have been exempted from the remainder of their sentences. Among them are four people included in human rights organisations’ list of political prisoners, namely exiled editor-in-chief of Azadliq newspaper Ganimat Zahid’s relatives Rufat and Rovshan Zahidov, NIDA Civic Movement member, admin of Stop Sycophants Facebook page Abdul
On 16 March, Supreme Court chaired by Judge Ahmad Nurmammadov considered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil’s appeal seeking to reverse the travel ban imposed on her. Khadija Ismayil made a speech at the hearing and asked for the appeal to be granted. “The Supreme Court decision dated 25 May 2016 converted my sentence into a conditional one and ordered me not to change my place of residence without warning. However, a bailiff of Binagadi
On 16 March, Shirvan Court of Appeal heard and dismissed an appeal filed by Masalli-based theologian Sardar Hajihasanli (Babayev) against Masalli Regional Court’s decision ordering his pre-trial detention, lawyer Javad Javadov has said.According to the lawyer, police outposts had been put up along the roads leading to Shirvan Appeal Court prior to the hearing. The lawyer was even denied access to the court building. “Only after my request to
 The witnesses said they had received financial assistance at amounts of either AZN 50, 100 and 250 from the Council of Nardaran Elders and the Islamic Party of Azerbaijan. On 16 March, Baku Grave Crimes Court chaired by Judge Ahmad Guliyev held a closed hearing on the criminal case of Nardaran Elders’ Council Chairman Natig Karimov and former Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan Islamic Party Ingilab Ahadov. (more…)