On October 9th Shirvan Appeals Courts under judge Ismail Ahmedov heard the appeal filed by the Law and Order-2010 NGO chair and blogger Taleh Khasmammadov, his lawyer Asabali Mustafayev reported to the IRFS.
The trial was attended by Khasmammadov, his lawyer and public prosecutor Siyavush Sadigov.
The lawyer said that Khasmammadov's appeal was denied despite of the provided evidence. Mustafayev said he intends to appeal against the decision.
Taleh Khasmammadov was arrested on November 12th 2011. He was charged with hooliganism against police officers and charges were launched against him under Article 221.2 and 221.3 (hooliganism). He was later charged with Article 315 (resisting and using physical assault against a government official). On April 20th Kurdamir Regional Court sentenced him to 4 years in jail.