Supreme Court keep journalist Hilal Mammadov in jail

June 25th, 2014


On June 25, Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ingilab Nasirov, heard the cassation appeal of “Tolishi Sado” newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov. The court maintained the verdict of Appeal Court dismissing Hilal Mammadov’s cassation appeal.

Background: Tolishy Sado newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov was sentenced to 5 years in prison on 28 September 2013 by the order of Baku Grave Crimes Court, on charges of illegal possession of drugs in large quantities (Article 234.4.3/Criminal Code), treason (Article 274/Criminal Code), and incitement to national, racial, social and religious hatred and hostility (Article 283/Criminal Code).