Journalist sentenced to administrative detention

On December 2, Sabunchu District Court sentenced Ilkin Mammadli, the acting editor of azadxeber.az website, to 22-days of administrative detention, reported Mammadli’s father. According to the editor’s father, Sabunchu district police office confirmed his son’s detention and told him that he had been charged under Article 296 (minor hooliganism) of the Code of Administrative Offences. Mammadli’s relatives say he was taken away by unknown people from Bakikhanov settlement of Sabunchu district, where he lives, on the evening of December 1. The journalist had left to go shopping,...
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