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A judge of Shaki Grave Crimes Court, which is handling the criminal case of arrested journalist Elchin Ismayilli, has illegally asked that the date of lawyer Eclhin Sadigov’s warrant of attorney be changed, the lawyer has reported.
Besides, the lawyer has not been allowed to meet the journalist. Sadigov says he is planning to appeal to the Judicial Legal Council in this regard. » » » »

The Prosecutor General’s Office has issued a warning to several internet websites.
According to the press service of the prosecutor’s office, investigations have found that in recent days some mass media outlets, including, and websites, have disseminated articles with various headlines containing false and biased information aimed at causing a sensation and misleading the public opinion. » » » »

Elchin Alijanov, the newly appointed deputy chief of Prison #13, has threatened prisoner of conscience Ilkin Rustemzade with death, Ilkin’s mother Atlas Huseynova said. “Today, we went to Prison #13. Things are not good there. » » » »

Employees of the Department for Preliminary Investigation of Tax Crimes of the Ministry of Taxes have launched an inspection at the Turan information agency. They are seizing documents and examining personal items of the staff. Filming the process is not allowed. » » » »

Институт Свободы и Безопасности Репортеров (ИСБР) осуждает власти Азербайджана за начало политически мотивированного уголовного дела по обвинению в неуплате налогов против информационного агентства ТУРАН и призывает немедленно прекратить незаконные действия нацеленные на уничтожение одного из немногочисленных независимых СМИ страны. » » » »

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the authorities of Azerbaijan for launching a politically motivated criminal case on charges of tax evasion against Turan information agency and calls for an immediate end to illegal activities aimed at destroying one of the country’s few independent media outlets. » » » »

Binagadi District Court heard journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s request to vacate the cross-border travel ban imposed on her. The hearing was presided over by Judge Rashad Aliyev. The court did not grant the journalist’s request.

According to Khadija Ismayilova, the reason she wanted to travel abroad was to attend an award ceremony for journalists in Canada. » » » »

The Department for Preliminary Investigation of Tax Crimes under the Ministry of Taxes filed a lawsuit against Turan Information Agency on 7 August 2017 and started a preliminary investigation. At the same time, on 8 August, the same Department launched an on-site tax inspection of the Agency’s activities. » » » »

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the authorities of Azerbaijan for failing to fully investigate the murder of IRFS colleague Rasim Aliyev in August 2015. Chairman of IRFS, journalist and human rights defender Rasim Aliyev died in the hospital under strange circumstances a day after he was beaten up by a group of people on August 8, 2015. » » » »

Jailed journalist Elchin Ismayilli’s case has been referred to court. According to the journalist’s lawyer Elchin Sadigov, the charges against his client have been toughened. » » » »