Daily Archives: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

On 19 April, Meydan TV employee Jamal Ali was detained at the Tbilisi Airport, Jamal Ali said on 20 April. According to him, he was told that he could not be allowed to enter Georgia but was not given any explanation. “They said they entered my name into the system to check it, and it displayed a message that read ‘we cannot let you into the country ‘, “ Ali said. Jamal Ali noted that he had refused to sign the documents presented to him,
IRFS chairman Mehman Huseynov, who has recently been sentenced to two years in jail, is expected to be transferred to the prison today 19 April, lawyer Elchin Sadigov has reported. The lawyer noted that he met with Mehman Huseynov in the detention centre today. “Mehman is in a normal mood. After Baku Appeal Court’s decision dated 12 April 2017, he has been moved from his cell to the cell of transit (transferred) inmates. Mehman is dissatisfied
➢ The public prosecutor wants the Netherlands-based Yunus to participate in the proceedings; ➢ Lawyer Elchin Sadigov believes that the court intends to declare the Yunus wanted. On 19 April, Baku Court of Appeal started the review proceedings on the appeal in the case of Leyla Yunus, the director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, and her husband Arif Yunus. The Yunus, who currently are out of the country, did not participate in the hearing
➢ The Supreme Court upheld the court decisions on the rejection of the appeals filed against the termination of ANS TV’s and Radio’s activities. On 19 April, the Supreme Court considered the appeal concerning the termination of ANS’s activities. At the hearing, ANS’s representative Sevda Maharramova said the National TV and Radio Council (NTRC) had not had the authority to suspend the television channel’s broadcast at its own discretion.
Summary: 3rd hearing ➢ The documents in the case file were examined; ➢ The judicial investigation was completed, and the judge announced the start of the courtroom speeches. On 19 April, Garadag District Court chaired by Judge Rashad Mustafayev held another hearing on the criminal case of former health minister Ali Insanov. Once again, a small number of journalists were granted access to the hearing. Half of the courtroom, where the hearing was
> The upper limit of fines for insult and slander is being increased to AZN 1,500. Steps are underway in Azerbaijan to raise the amounts of fines stipulated for defamation and insult. Accordingly, Articles 147 (slander) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code are being amended. (more…)