SON OF “TOLISHI SADO” NEWSPAPER’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CLAIMS HE WAS ARRESTED BECAUSE OF HIS FATHER

September 23rd, 2008
Today in the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Rauf Ahmadov, a preliminary court hearing was held on the criminal case of Emil Mammadov, the son of imprisoned "Tolishi Sado" (Voice of the Talish) Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Novruzali Mammadov.

During the hearing, Mammadov said his arrest is related to his father’s arrest. He refused to have a defense lawyer.  

Prosecutor Shahin Ismayilov stated that there’s enough proof in the criminal case and asked the judge to accept the case for consideration.

After returning from deliberation, the judge announced that the case was accepted for consideration and scheduled the next hearing for 7 October at 11:00 a.m.

A criminal case under article 234.1 (illegal possession of narcotics) of the Criminal Code has been opened against Mammadov.

It is noteworthy that E.Mammadov has been registered in Mental Neurological Diseases Dispensary since 2003 with diagnosis “Affective Type Psychopathic”.

"Tolishi Sado" (Voice of the Talish) Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, National Academy of Sciences' Department Head Novruzali Mammadov was arrested by the National Security Ministry on 2 February 2007 and then was sentenced to ten year of imprisonment.  N.Mammadov was accused under articles 274 (being a traitor) and 283 (inciting national, racial, and religious hatred).