Tag archive of Elchin Hasanov

Court Denies Prosecutor’s Appeal for Tougher Punishment for Journalist

Summary: Hearing 3  At the hearing, public prosecutor Rizvan Shammadov made a speech requesting that Nizami district Court’s verdict of June 01, 2016 be revised, Elchin Hasanov be convicted under Article 221.3 of the Criminal Code and be awarded a stiffer penalty provided for by the vindicatory part of that Article;  Journalist Elchin Hasanov’s lawyer Fariz Namazli took the floor and asked the court to quash Nizami District Court’s judgment

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Journalist and NGO Activist Elchin Hasanov’s Lawyer Seeks His Client’s Acquittal

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Aflatun Gasimov, held a hearing on the protest appeal filed by public prosecutor Asadulla Ramazanov against Nizami District Court’s verdict of June 1, 2016 on sentencing journalist and NGO activist Elchin Hasanov to one year of corrective labor under Article 221.1 of the Criminal Code. Elchin Hasanov’s lawyer has also appealed the judgment. Elchin Hasanov was originally charged under Article 221-3 (hooliganism

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Prosecutor Seeks Tougher Sentence for Journalist and NGO Activist Elchin Hasanov

Nizami District Court’s 1-year corrective labor sentence against journalist and NGO activist Elchin Hasanov passed on June 01, 2016 has been appealed by the prosecutor, who asks the court to toughen the punishment, Elchin Hasanov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Elchin Hasanov was initially charged under Article 221-3 (hooliganism committed by using a cold weapon) of the Criminal Code. On June 1, 2016, Nizami District

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NGO Activist and Journalist Elchin Hasanov Sentenced to One Year of Corrective Labor

Nizami District Court, chaired by judge Mazahir Sadigov, held a hearing on the hooliganism case against Elchin Hasanov, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Yukselis.info website, and Deputy Director of the NGO Legal Education of Sumgait Youth. The criminal case against Hasanov was opened on March 3, 2016, under Article 221.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Case. On March 4, the case was reclassified from Article 221.1 (hooliganism) to Article 221.3 (hooliganism,

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Lawyer Seeks Acquittal of Journalist and NGO Activist Elchin Hasanov

Summary: Hearing 3  Fariz Namazli, the attorney of the journalist and NGO activist Elchin Hasanov, made a speech at the hearing and asked for his client’s acquittal;  Journalist Elchin Hasanov also wanted to make a speech, but the judge did not give him the floor and postponed the hearing. Nizami District Court, chaired by judge Mazahir Sadigov, held a hearing on the hooliganism case against Elchin Hasanov, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Yukselis.info

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Public Prosecutor Seeks 3.5-Year Jail Sentence for NGO Activist Elchin Hasanov

Nizami District Court, chaired by judge Mazahir Sadigov, held a hearing on the hooliganism case against Elchin Hasanov, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Yukselis.info website, and Deputy Director of the NGO Legal Education of Sumgait Youth. The criminal case against Hasanov was opened on March 3, 2016, under Article 221.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Case. On March 4, the case was reclassified from Article 221.1 (hooliganism) to Article 221.3 (hooliganism,

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Journalist and NGO Activist Elchin Hasanov on Trial

Nizami District Court, chaired by judge Mazahir Sadigov, held a hearing on the hooliganism case against Elchin Hasanov, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Yukselis.info website, and Deputy Director of the NGO Legal Education of Sumgait Youth. The criminal case against Hasanov was opened on March 3, 2016, under Article 221.1 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Case. (more…)

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