April 22nd, 2009

Today, 22 April, in the Surakhani District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Nuraddin Mustafayev, a verdict was issued on the case against citizen Sayyara Heydarova under article 221.1 (hooliganism, violating public order, expressing disrespect in society openly, using force or threatening to use force on citizens, and destruction of private property) of the Criminal Code.

The court sentenced S.Heydarova to 2 years 7 months and 15 days of corrective labor with one year conditional imprisonment (probation).    
Heydarova’s Mahammad Dadashli said he will file an appeal against the verdict.
Sayyara Heydarova is accused of beating four men and was previously being held in prison in pre-trial detention until she was released before International Women’s Day (March 8) in 2008.