Tag archive of Hearing

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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Poet Saday Shakarli Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

Summary: Hearing 9  Lawyers Fakhraddin Mehdiyev and Bahruz Bayramov made speeches at the hearing and asked for the discontinuance of the criminal case against poet Saday Shakarli on exculpatory grounds;  Saday Shakarli made a speech and related his arrest to his criticism of President Ilham Aliyev;  The court sentenced Saday Shakarli to 10 years in prison. Baku Grave Crimes Court chaired by Judge Afgan Hajiyev held a hearing on the criminal

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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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Theologian Taleh Bagirzade Denied Release under House Arrest

 Nasimi District Court, chaired by Judge Shalala Hasanova, held a closed hearing to consider the motion to substitute the measure of detention on remand selected against Muslim Union Movement Chairman Taleh Bagirzade with house arrest, the defendant’s lawyer Elchin Sadigov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).   Taleh Bagirzade was arrested in an operation conducted by law enforcement officers in Baku’s

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Prosecutor Seeks 10-Year Jail Sentence for Poet Saday Shakarli

Summary: Hearing 8 (May 11) Public prosecutor Abisalam Heydarov gave a speech requesting that Saday Shakarli be convicted and sentenced to 10 years in jail; Saday Shakarli’s lawyers Fakhraddin Mehdiyev and Bahruz Bayramov asked the court to allow them time to prepare for the defense speech; The presiding judge postponed the hearing to allow the lawyers to prepare for the defense speech. The Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by Judge Afgan Hajiyev,

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Public Prosecutor Seeks 4-Year Jail Sentence for Footballer Javid Huseynov

 Summary: Hearing 8 (May 11) Prosecution witness Aydin Mahmudov testified that when he was with journalist Rasim Aliyev at the hospital, Javid Huseynov arrived and told Rasim,“if it’s really my relatives who have assaulted you, we will cover all of your expenses”; The presiding judge said that the interrogation of the prosecution and defense witnesses in the case was completed, along with the judicial investigation; The public prosecutor

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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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Court Refuses to Summon Minister of Taxes as Witness in Poet’s Trial

Under judge Afgan Hajiyev, Baku Grave Crimes Court, under the chairmanship continued the hearing on the criminal case against poet Saday Shakarli, who was arrested on December 23, 2015. Shakarli stands charged under Article 182.3.2 (extortion of a large amount of property) of the Criminal Code. (more…)

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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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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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