“IDEAL” NEWSPAPER’S FOUNDER NOT TRANSFERRED TO INVESTIGATIVE PRISON

April 28th, 2009
For four days now Nazim Guliyev, who was detained on 24 April, is being held at the Ministry of Interior Fight Department against Organized Crime and has not been transferred to an investigative prison. Elbrus Sariveli, one of Guliyev's lawyers, told to this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. Sariveli said that he expects N. Guliyev to be transferred to Investigative Prison #1 either today or tomorrow.

Regarding the reason why N. Guliyev is being held at the Fight Department against Organized Crime, Sariveli noted that although charges have been put forth against Guliyev under articles 182 (demanding via threats) and 311 (bribe taking) of the Criminal Code by the Department to Fight against Corruption at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office, no details have been provided about what incidents these charges stem from. 
“We know that a lawsuit was filed against him in the special format under articles 147.2 and 148 and therefore he was a wanted person,” added E.Sariveli. “The reason why he is accused under other articles is still in question.”
Ministry of Interior Press Service employee Ehsan Zahidov told IRFS that N. Guliyev is being held at the Fight Department against Organized Crime because of charges put forth against him under articles 182 (demanding via threats) and 311 (bribe taking). He said that the reasons for these charges will be revealed after the investigation.
On the basis of the lawsuit filed against N. Guliyev in the special format under articles 147.2 (libel in accusing someone in grave or especially grave crime) and 148 (insult) by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli, Nasimi District court Judge Elman Ahmadov issued a decision to sentence Nazim Guliyev to pre-trial detention in November 2008, and a search warrant was issued for Guliyev since he did not come to the court.