SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DECISION ON NAKHCHIVAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

February 22nd, 2012
Today the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan, under judge Ilham Jafarov, held a court proceeding on the appeal filed by IRFS correspondent to Nakhchivan Hekimeldostu Mehdiyev, against the Nakhchivan Supreme Court’s 10 November 2011 decision. 

Mehdiyev, his lawyer Asabali Mustafayev, and public prosecutor Ehtiram Bakhshaliyev were in attendance.

During the proceeding, Asabali Mustafayev called NAR Supreme Court’s decision unfair, and claimed that the decision had been made without any investigation.  He requested the court to provide a fair decision.

Hekimeldostu Mehdiyev claimed that the charges brought against him are baseless, and said he hoped the Supreme Court in Baku would rule justly.

Following deliberation, the judge decided not to grant the appeal.

According to the criminal case launched against IRFS correspondent to Nakhchivan Hakimeldostu Mehdiyev under Article 189-1.1 of the Criminal Code (diverting electricity supplies), Sharur District Court demanded that he pay a 1000 AZN fine on September 22nd 2011.  NAR Supreme Court upheld this decision.