Ali Aliyev started a hunger strike in custody

The leader of the Citizens and Development Party, Ali Aliyev, began a hunger strike in custody, Turan was told by his lawyer Javad Javdov. 

The reason is that more and more unfounded accusations are brought against him, despite the fact that he has already been sentenced to imprisonment.

Thus, on June 7, 2022, the Yasamal court appointed an expert examination on a new charge of insult brought against him.

The talk is about the lawsuit of the former member of the ruling party Ramiz Geyushev. The latter sued after Ali Aliyev, in a video interview with Boomerang TV in September 2021, called him a “hare”, “fraer” and “masturbator”. The reason for this was the footage of Geyushev, who was watching porn, appeared on the Internet in September 2021. The journalist who distributed these footage was arrested, and Geyushev was expelled from the party.

Geyushev demands to punish Aliyev under the Article 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code, which provides for imprisonment of up to 6 months. Now linguistic expertise must determine whether the words “masturbator”, “fraer” and “hare” are insults.

*On January 13 of this year,  Ali Aliyev was sentenced to 5 months in prison on charges of libel (Article 147.1 of the Criminal Code) based on a complaint by an officer of the State Border Service (SBS) Emil Jafarov.

On April 15, the court extended the sentence by another month, also upholding the complaint against Aliyev by another officer of the State Border Service, Ramin Adilov.

The reason for the lawsuits was the statement by Ali Aliyev in the press that the said officers could not survive the crash of the MI-17 State Border Service helicopter on November 30, 2021 and that the helicopter could have been shot down by the Russian side. In the crash of the State Border Service helicopter in November last year, 14 officers of this department were killed, and two survived.

Ali Aliyev rejected both verdicts, calling his arrest “a political order from the country’s leadership.”

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