Tag archive of Hearing

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 Gulu Maharramli Loses Appeal in Defamation Case

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Vagif Mursagulov, heard the appeal filed by TV critic, Doctor of Philology, Professor at Baku State University, and Honored Journalist Gulu Maharramli against Ichtimai Television’s (ITV) Information Department Head Rauf Rajabov. Gulu Maharramli brought a private prosecution against Rauf Rajabov, seeking punishment of him under Articles 147 (libel) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code due to an article which

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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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Trial Underway for Taleh Bagirzade and Others Arrested over Nardaran Incidents

Summary: Hearing 2 (July 22)  At the hearing, the accused persons turned their faces to the wall inside the courtroom cage where they were held. Asked by judge why they were doing so, they replied it was a response to the refusal to grant National Council chairman Jamil Hasanli and APFP chairman Ali Karimli access to the courtroom. They ceased this protest and turned to face the court when Jamil Hasanli and Ali Karimli entered the courtroom; 

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Taleh Bagirzade and Others Stand Trial over Nardaran Incidents

Summary: Hearing 1  The preliminary hearing held in Baku Grave Crimes Court started with verification of the personal information of the accused persons;  At the hearing, defendant Shamil Abdulaliyev’s lawyer Dilara Valiyeva filed a motion to release her client under house arrest;  During the court session, Muslim Union Movement’s chairman Taleh Bagirzade said he wanted to lodge two motions. First, he requested that Fuad Gahramanli be

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Hearing on Khadija Ismayil’s Appeal to Decriminalize Illegal Business Charge against Her Postponed Indefinitely

Summary: Hearing 1 (July 18)  Journalist Khadija Ismayil made a speech at the hearing, seeking decriminalization of the penalty handed to her in accordance with Article 192 (illegal business) of the Criminal Code;  Public prosecutor asked the court to give him time for familiarization with the case, and the hearing was postponed indefinitely. Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva, heard investigative journalist Khadija

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Court Denies Alayif Hasanov’s Lawsuit against Bar Association

Baku Administrative Economic Court #1, chaired by Judge Elchin Mammadov, held a hearing on Alayif Hasanov’s lawsuit against Bar Association, requesting the annulment of the decision dated July 3, 2015 on his disbarment and termination of his lawyer activity. Bar Association Presidium made the decision to disbar Alayif Hasanov citing the court verdict on his conviction. The verdict in question was delivered based on the lawsuit of Nuriyya Huseynova,

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Court Rejects Critical Poet Saday Shakarli’s Motions

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by judge Jamal Ramazanov, held a preliminary hearing on the appeal of poet Saday Shakarli. Saday Shakarli was arrested on December 23, 2015 and is charged under Article 182.3.2 (extortion of a large amount of property) of the Criminal Code. He is accused of extorting 10,000 AZN by threatening to publish revelatory, discrediting and fictitious articles and to disseminate defamatory information about a senior official

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Court Proceedings on Tax Inspection of Radio Liberty Begin

Summary: Hearing 1 (June 23)  While evaluating the eligibility of the legal representatives, the judge discovered that Adil Ismayilov’s power of attorney had been issued by RFERL Inc Company. The power of attorney was attached to the lawsuit. The judge said the power of attorney did not specify whether it authorized Adil Ismayilov to act as the defendant, the plaintiff, or their representative, nor in which specific court. Adil Ismayilov responded

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Disbarred Lawyer’s Lawsuit against Bar Association Deemed Inadmissible

Summary: Hearing 2  Plaintiff Muzaffar Bakhishov’s representative Samad Rahimli told the court that the lawsuit needed to be heard by an administrative-economic court, as the Bar Association was exercising public authority over the disciplinary proceedings of lawyers;  Bar Association representative Shahmar Mammadov said that Bar was not a state body and asked the court to consider the lawsuit inadmissible;  The presiding judge ruled that

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