“IDEAL” NEWSPAPER’S FOUNDER TRANSFERRED TO INVESTIGATIVE PRISON

May 1st, 2009
“Ideal” newspaper’s founder Nazim Guliyev, who was detained on 24 April, has been transferred to an investigative prison. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told by one of Guliyev's lawyers Elbrus Sariveli that the founder, who had been held at the Ministry of Interior Fight Department against Organized Crime since he was detained, was transferred to Investigative Prison #1 on April 29. Noting that he met with N.Guliyev today, Sariveli emphasized that the founder’s situation is normal.

On 8 May 2009, a court hearing will be held in the Nasimi District Court against N.Guliyev on the lawsuits filed in the special form against him under articles 147 and 148 of the Criminal Code. The hearing will be chaired by Judge Elman Ahmadov, noted E.Sariveli.
An investigation is still being carried out into the charges 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.
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.