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Additional Charge Brought Against Opposition Party Representative Fuad Gahramanli

A new criminal charge under Article 220.2 (sedition) of the Criminal Code has been brought against the deputy chairman of the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) Fuad Gahramanli, lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Fuad Gahramanli was arrested on December 8, 2015. He is charged under Articles 281 (making appeals against the state) and 283 (incitement of national, racial, social or

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Court of Appeal Does Not Release Opposition Party Member Mammad Ibrahim from Prison

Summary: Hearing 2  The accused Mammad Ibrahim is an advisor to the chairman of the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). He was arrested on hooliganism charges based on the complaint of former APFP member Mikayil Guliyev. Mammad Ibrahim’s rights in court are defended by lawyers Fariz Namazli and Yalchin Imanov. The public prosecutor is Jeyhun Budagov;  At today’s hearing, Mammad Ibrahim’s lawyer Fariz Namazli made a speech

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Appellate Court Keeps Opposition Party Deputy Chairman Fuad Gahramanli on Remand

 The Baku Court of Appeal, under the chairmanship of Judge Mirzali Abbasov, heard the appeal filed by the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party’s deputy chairman Fuad Gahramanli in a closed court session. The appeal was brought against the Nasimi District Court May 4, 2016 decision to extend Gahramanli’s term of pretrial detention for a further 2 months, Gahramanli’s lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom

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Appellate Court Dismisses Opposition Party’s Complaint against Ministry of Justice

Hearing 1 (May 5)Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by judge Sarvat Huseynov, held a hearing on the appellate complaint by the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP; one of Azerbaijan’s main opposition parties) and Ali Karimli (party chairman) against the Ministry of Justice. At the APFP’s party congress on September 27, 2015, Ali Karimli was elected as party chairman, following which they submitted the necessary documents for the registration of these

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Supreme Court Reduces Jail Sentence of Opposition Party Activist Asif Yusifli

Summary: Hearing 1 (May 4) Asif Yusifli’s lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev spoke at the hearing and requested his client’s acquittal; Public prosecutor Mustajab Aliyev gave a very brief speech, deeming the cassational complaint unfounded and requesting its dismissal; The Judicial Chamber decided to reduce Asif Yusifli’s 7.5-year jail sentence by 1 year and 6 months.  The Supreme Court, chaired by judge Ali Seyfaliyev, held a hearing on the cassational

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Opposition Party Deputy Chairman to Spend Two More Months on Remand

 Nasimi District Court has extended the pretrial detention of Fuad Gahramanli, Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) by two months during a closed hearing, lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).Fuad Gahramanli was arrested on December 8, 2015. He was charged under Articles 281 (making appeals against the state) and 283 (incitement of national, racial, social or religious

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Opposition Party Representative Mammad Ibrahim’s Appeal Being Considered

Summary: Hearing 1 (April 29) The accused person Mammad Ibrahim is an advisor to the chairman of the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). He was arrested on hooliganism charges based on the complaint of the Party’s former member Mikayil Guliyev. Mammad Ibrahim’s rights in court are defended by lawyer Fariz Namazli. The public prosecutor is Jeyhun Budagov; At today’s hearing, Mammad Ibrahim’s lawyer Fariz Namazli filed motions

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Opposition Party Activist Assaulted For Speaking Out Through Social Networks

Araz Samad, a poet and an activist with Shaki Regional Branch of the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), was summoned to the Main Organized Crime Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he was subjected to physical abuse for his activities on Facebook – the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) was told by Araz Samad.According to Samad, he was told in a phone call to come to the Main Organized Crime Department

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Opposition Party’s Action against Ministry of Justice Deemed Inadmissible by Court

 Summary: Hearing 4 (March 30) The court considered the claim and found it inadmissible. Baku Administrative Economic Court #1 chaired by the judge Elchin Mammadov continued the hearing of the case initiated by the lawsuit of the opposition party Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) and its chairman Ali Karimli’s  against the Ministry of Justice. APFP, upon holding a party congress on September 27, 2015 and electing Ali Karimli as the

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Opposition Party Activist’s Appeal Rejected

Nakhchivan Court of Appeal considered the appeal filed by Zeynalabdin Bagirzade, an activist with the Nakhchivan branch of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). The information was reported by  Zeynalabdin Bagirzade’s brother , who is the  head of the APFP’s Nakhchivan branch Yashar Bagirsoy. Bagirzade was arrested on November 17, 2015. He was charged under Article 315. (more…)

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