On April 12th Nasimi District Court under judge Emin Mehdiyev held a hearing on the motion filed by the Anti-Corruption Office, seeking to extend the prison term of Avaz Zeynalii, editor-in-chief of Khural newspaper.
His lawyer Elchin Sadigov said that Zeynalli’s prison term has been extended for another month.
The Anti-Corruption Office launched a criminal case against Zeynalli following a lawsuit by MP Gular Ahmadova under article 311.3.3 (taking a large bribe) and article 311.3.4 (extortion). On October 28th 2011 Nasimi District Court sentenced Avaz Zeynalii to 3 months of pre-trial detention. On January 17th 2012 his prison term was extended by 3 months.