OBJECTION OF BLOGGERS’ LAWYERS AGAINST GROUP OF JUDGES NOT ACCEPTED

March 3rd, 2010
Today, 3 March, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Gail Mammadov, a hearing was held on the appeal of youth bloggers’ lawyers Isakhan Ashurov and Elton Guliyev against the decision of the Sabail district that was issued on 11 November, 2009. The judge said that court chairman did not fulfill the objection of lawyer Isakhan Ashurov against the group of judges in the last hearing and the hearing will continue with the same content.

Elton Guliyev filed a motion to combine the court speeches with the presentation of the evidence and to give time to prepare for speeches.
During the last hearing,  permission was given to film and take pictures. However, the judge did not allow IRFS to film during this hearing despite the written appeal of IRFS.

The judge fulfilled the motion and scheduled the next hearing for 10 March, at 11.00 a.m.

On 8 July, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade were sitting at a table in “Lebonese”  (Livan) restaurant along with several other young adults, when two people that looked like sportsmen came up to them, and attacked them causing physical injuries. Although they appealed to police as victims, police detained Adnan and Emin as suspected persons for 48 hours and freed the attackers. On 10 July, the Sabail District Court issued a decision under article 221.2.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code to sentence Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade to two months pre-trial detention. On July 20 the Appellate Court upheld the decision of the lower court. The investigation of the criminal case was concluded and a criminal case under articles 221.2.1 (hooliganism) and 127 (inflicting intentional minor bodily harm) was opened against E.Millli and A.Hajizade and the case had been sent to court to be considered. According to the verdict of Sabail district Court, Emin Milli was sentenced to 2,5 years imprisonment and Adnan Hajizade to 2 years imprisonment on 11 November.