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NGO Legal Education Society’s Office Still Sealed

The office of the Legal Education Society (LES) is still sealed. The organization’s office was searched back on August 08, 2014, its director was arrested and office door was sealed. LES director Intigam Aliyev was released on parole by the decision of Supreme Court Plenum on March 28, 2016, but the NGO’s office door remains sealed. According to Intigam Aliyev, in addition to keeping the office closed, the Serious Crimes Investigation Department

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Hearing Held in Disbarred Lawyer’s Case

Summary: Hearing 3  At the hearing, plaintiff’s representative Khalid Bagirov filed a verbal motion to send an information request on whether or not other convicted practicing lawyers had been disbarred under Article 23 of the Law on Advocates and Advocate’s Activity. The judge denied the motion;  Khalid Bagirov filed a motion to interrogate the 11 members, who had allegedly participated in the meeting of the Bar, in court. Defendant’s

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Court Proceedings Kick Off over Tax Inspection of Radio Liberty

Summary: Hearing 1  While checking the parties’ eligibility to represent the institutions, the judge found out that Adil Ismayilov’s power of attorney had been issued by RFERL.İnc Company. The power of attorney was attached to the statement of claim. The judge said the power of attorney did not specify whether it authorized Adil Ismayilov to act as the defendant or the plaintiff or their representative and in what specific court. Adil Ismayilov

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Prosecutor Seeks Jail Sentence for Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives

Summary: Hearing 11  Making a speech at the hearing, public prosecutor Elchin Gafarov said the defendants’ offences were proven through material evidence in the case, witness testimonies and expert opinion. He asked the court to issue a verdict of guilty against the defendants. The public prosecutor requested an 8.5-year jail sentence for Rufat Zahidov by considering the fact that he had one underage child as a mitigating circumstance. The prosecutor

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Court Proceedings Continue on Journalist’s Complaint Against Travel Ban

Nasimi District Court, chaired by Judge Babak Panahov, held a hearing on the complaint filed by Izolda Agayeva, a journalist who formerly collaborated with Meydan TV, requesting the invalidation of the travel ban prohibiting her from leaving the country. Journalist Izolda Agayeva was repeatedly interrogated at the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Main Organized Crime Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

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Second Hearing Held in Former Lawyer Alayif Hasanov’s Lawsuit Against Bar Association

Summary: Hearing 2  At the hearing, Bar Association’s representative Altay Muradov commented on plaintiff Alayif Hasanov’s motion requesting that Bar Association Presidium provide the court with the protocol of the meeting on terminating his lawyer activity, the meeting’s verbatim transcript, a copy of the decision and documents on other lawyers with criminal records. Muradov said that no separate decision had been drawn up on the termination

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Court Refuses Early Release for Former Minister

Khazar District Court, chaired by Judge Rashad Hasanov, considered and denied former Foreign Economic Relations Minister Nijat Guliyev’s request for early release, Nijat Guliyev’s lawyer Fuad Agayev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). Nijat Guliyev was arrested on August 7, 2013. By the verdict dated April 2, 2014 of Absheron Regional Court, Nijat Guliyev was found guilty of committing a crime under Article 228.1 (illegal

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Court Grants Lawyer Muzaffar Bakhishov’s Motion for Stay of Proceedings

Summary: Hearing 3  Muzaffar Bakhishov was a practicing lawyer until his disbarment by the decision of the Bar Association Presidium on April 1, 2016. Supreme Court judge Tatyana Goldman had complained to the Bar Association against Muzaffar Bakhishov over the latter’s comments about Supreme Court chairman Ramiz Rzayev in a media interview. As a lawyer, Muzaffar Bakhishov defended the rights of a number of political prisoners. The Bar Association

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Court Grants Lawyer Muzaffar Bakhishov’s Motion for Stay of Proceedings

Summary: Hearing 3  Muzaffar Bakhishov was a practicing lawyer until his disbarment by the decision of the Bar Association Presidium on April 1, 2016. Supreme Court judge Tatyana Goldman had complained to the Bar Association against Muzaffar Bakhishov over the latter’s comments about Supreme Court chairman Ramiz Rzayev in a media interview. As a lawyer, Muzaffar Bakhishov defended the rights of a number of political prisoners. The Bar Association

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Appeal Filed by Men Accused in Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Death under Review

Summary: Hearing 1  The victim’s representative Fariz Namazli filed a motion to discontinue the proceedings on the case and to return the case to Baku Grave Crimes Court for retrial. The court denied the motion;  The defendants Elshan Ismayilov, Arif Aliyev, Jamal Mammadov and Samir Mustafayev’s lawyer Shamsaddin Guliyev filed a motion to hear the appeal as a trial de novo. This motion was also dismissed;  The court decided to uphold

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