COURT HEARING FOR SON OF “TOLISHI SADO” NEWSPAPER’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BEGINS

September 10th, 2008
Yesterday (9 September), in the Sabail District Court a preliminary hearing was conducted on the criminal case of National Academy of Sciences’ Department Head Emil Mammadov, the son of imprisoned “Tolishi Sado” (Voice of the Talish) Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Novruzali Mammadov.

According to APA, the court hearing is now scheduled for 12 September.

On 16 July, E. Mammadov was detained for possession of a small amount of narcotics. He is accused under article 234.1 (possession and use of narcotics) of the Criminal Code.   

Recall that N. Mammadov was accused for being a traitor against country in the and was sentenced to ten year imprisonment in February, however the international community recognizes these charges as spurious. Therefore, people working to defend the rights of N. Mammedov cannot rule out that Mammedov’s son has been wrongfully accused.