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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Death Case: X-Ray Imaging Results Requested in Court of Appeal

Summary: Hearing 2  Shamsaddin Guliyev, the lawyer of defendants Elshan Ismayilov, Jamal Mammadov and Samir Mustafayev, filed a motion requesting the submission of the results of the X-ray examination of Rasim Aliyev conducted at City Clinical Hospital #1;  The judge postponed the hearing to discuss the motion. Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Gadim Babayev, held a preliminary hearing on the criminal case launched into the death of the

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Khadija Ismayil Asks for Clarification on Sentence Imposed on Her

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil has appealed to the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court judge Ali Seyfaliyev to clarify why the 5-year probation period imposed against her by the Supreme Court exceeded her primary sentence and to explain suspended sentence rules. “Based on my appeal, on May 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic changed Baku Grave Crimes Court’s verdict against me, which was later upheld by Baku Appeal

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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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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Footballer Javid Huseynov Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail

Elman Rahimov, the presiding judge at Sabail District Court, held a hearing on the criminal case against the football player Javid Huseynov, who is being prosecuted in connection with the death of journalist Rasim Aliyev. Huseynov stands charged under articles 307.1 (failure to inform [the authorities] about a serious crime, despite of being aware of its preparation or enactment) and 307.2 (concealment of a serious crime without a prior consent)

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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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Journalist Khadija Ismayil Released on Parole

Supreme Court, chaired by judge Ali Seyfaliyev, held a hearing on journalist Khadija Ismayil’s cassational complaint. The court ordered a conditional release of Khadija Ismayil. Khadija Ismayil was arrested on 5 December 2014. She was initially charged under article 125 of the Criminal Code (inciting to suicide). Later, she faced new charges under articles 179 (misappropriation), 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.2 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse

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Journalist Collaborating with Meydan TV Sentenced to 10-Day Administrative Arrest

Elnur Mukhtar, a photo reporter collaborating with Meydan TV, has been detained. In the morning hours, the police searched Elnur Mukhtar’s apartment, after which he was apprehended. The journalist’s photo camera and laptop were seized during the search. The journalist himself was sentenced to 10-day administrative imprisonment. In addition to the journalist, NIDA civic movement member Amid Suleymanov has also been detained. According to his father

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Witness Testimonies Continue in Trial for Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives

Summary: Hearing 10  Huseynov Gasim Nizami oglu, the chief detective of the Main Drug Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, testified as a witness and said that on July 20, 2015 they received operational information about Rufat Zahidov’s engagement in drug trafficking and having drugs on him at the moment, and therefore they went to the café, where Rufat Zahidov was, to check the information. Baku Grave Crimes Court, under

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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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