Journalist Arshad Ibrahimov’s Sentence Cut to 5 Years

Supreme Court chaired by Judge Ilham Jafarov heard the appeal in journalist Arshad Ibrahimov’s criminal case, journalist’s lawyer Bahruz Bayramov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). According to the lawyer, at the hearing the court was asked to acquit the journalist. However, Supreme Court changed Ganja Appeal Court’s decision, by reducing Arshad Ibrahimov’s prison sentence from 10 years to 5 years. Arshad Ibrahimov was arrested on June 18, 2014. Arshad Ibrahimov was sentenced to 11 years in jail on 13 August 2014, by Ganja...
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