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At the hearing chaired by Judge Suleyman Agayev, Sabunchu District Court sentenced six members of Muslim Union Movement.
According to the court’s decision, Khalid Rzayev was sentenced to 6 years 5 ½ month, Niftali Valiyev to 5 years 11 months 10 days, Anar Aliyev to 5 years 11 months, Elvin Bunyadov to 6 years 1 ½ months, Latif Ahmadov to 5 years 11 months 20 days, and Teymur Osmanov to 5 years 11 ½ months in jail.
The religious activists were arrested for gathering outside Sabunchu District Main Police Department in protest against the arrest of Muslim Union Movement’s deputy chairman Elchin Gasimov on November 5, 2016. They were charged under Articles 233 (organization of actions promoting infringement of social order or active participation in such actions) and 315 (resistance or use of violence against a government representative) of the Criminal Code.