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Lawyer Elchin Sadigov has called the charges brought against Journalist Research Centre (jam.az) new website’s chief editor Fikrat Faramazoglu unfounded.
“He is accused of demanding a bribe through threats, but there is no single evidence in the criminal case to prove this claim. I therefore consider the charges and the pre-trial detention order to be groundless. The reason Fikrat Faramazoglu has been arrested is his journalistic activity,” Sadigov noted.
Background: Fikrat Faramazoglu was arrested on 30 June 2016. He is charged under Article 182 (extortion) of the Criminal Code. On 02 July 2016, Narimanov district Court ordered his pre-trial detention.