IDEAL NEWSPAPER FOUNDER SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS AND 3 MONTH IMPRISONMENT

January 15th, 2010
Today, 15 January, in the Grave Crimes Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Azer Orujov, a verdict was issued against Ideal Newspaper Founder Nazim Guliyev.

According to the verdict, Nazim Guliyev was found guilty under all charges that were put forth against him. He was sentenced to 13 years and 3 months imprisonment.
Ideal Newspaper Founder Nazim Guliyev was convicted on the basis of a lawsuit put forth under article 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli, and Sabira Mahmudova. He was then sentenced to six months imprisonment on 20 May 2009. Later Nazim Guliyev was accused by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office Department to Fight Against Corruption under articles 182.2.2 (to demand by using threats), 182.2.3 (when the demand by using threat is committed through violence), 182.3.2 (when committed to appropriate a large amount of property), 221.1(hooliganism), 234.1 (to illegally prepare, produce, obtain, keep, deliver, send and/or sell narcotics, psychotropic substances or their precursors) of Azerbaijan Criminal Code.  
Ideal newspaper ceased its publication after the arrest of Nazim Guliyev.  Ideal newspaper, which has been published since 1998 had several breaks. These breaks were mostly related to the arrests of Nazim Guliyev.