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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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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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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Defense Witnesses Questioned

Summary: Hearing 7 (May 04) At the hearing, defense witness Sabuhi Safiyarli testified that he heard about the beating of Rasim Aliyev from the journalists who phoned him on August 08 2015, and that he had gone to the hospital with Javid Huseynov to find out more about the incident; Defense witness Zafar Abbasov told the court that he had read about the beating of journalist Rasim Aliyev on the internet at around 9pm on August 08 2015; Javid Huseynov

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Parents File an Appeal

The parents of former IRFS chairman and journalist Rasim Aliyev have filed an appeal against Baku Grave Crimes Court’s April 01 2016 verdict in their son’s murder case reported Fariz Namazli, the lawyer defending the late journalist. Rasim Aliyev died in hospital after a brutal attack in August last year,According to Namazli, the appellate complaint seeks the annulment of the Baku Grave Crimes Court’s judgment of April 01 2016. “In the appeal

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Jailed Journalist Seymur Hazi Receives International Award

Seymur Hazi – a journalist at Azadliq, an opposition newspaper critical of the government, and a host of the TV program Azerbaijani Hour – has been selected as one of the laureates of the Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Free Media Prizes for Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe. Currently in prison, Seymur Hazi was arrested on August 29, 2014, after a fight with a man named Maharram Hasanov in Baku’s Jeyranbatan settlement.

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Questioning of Prosecution Witnesses Completed

Summary: Hearing 6 (April 27) Testifying at the hearing, the prosecution witness Parviz Gabilzade said that he had no relation to the charge against Javid Huseynov. He said he knew that his cousin Elshan Ismayilov, who is accused in Rasim’s death, would go to Bayil to fight with him and he called his friend Samir Mustafayev to prevent it; Due to the other two prosecution witnesses’ absence from the hearing, their witness statements provided to

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Court Refuses to Consider Complaint Filed by Journalist Cooperating with Critical Media Outlet

Nasimi District Court has refused to accept for consideration the supervisory complaint filed by Aynur Elgunash, a journalist collaborating with the government critic and independent online media Meydan TV, against the ban prohibiting her from leaving the country. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) received the news from Elchin Sadigov, the lawyer defending the journalist’s rights.Founded in May 2013, Meydan TV is an internet-based

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Journalists Punished for Cooperating with Government Critic Meydan TV

Prosecutor General has not granted a complaint filed by Aytaj Ahmadov, a journalist collaborating with the government critic and independent online television Meydan TV, over her arrest by the Main Organized Crime Department (MOCD) on September 16 2015, illegal search and seizure of her computer, and her subjection to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment during her detention at MOCD. The Prosecutor General’s Office refused to launch a criminal

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Travel Ban against Journalist Lifted

The travel ban prohibiting journalist Aynur Imranova from leaving the country has been lifted. Aynur Imranova has been  barred from leaving the country since November 2014. The Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office launched a criminal case to investigate the activities of local and international NGOs on April 22, 2014. The prosecution question  journalists, lawyers, accountants and others cooperating

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Journalist sentenced to administrative detention

On December 2, Sabunchu District Court sentenced Ilkin Mammadli, the acting editor of azadxeber.az website, to 22-days of administrative detention, reported Mammadli’s father. According to the editor’s father, Sabunchu district police office confirmed his son’s detention and told him that he had been charged under Article 296 (minor hooliganism) of the Code of Administrative Offences. Mammadli’s relatives say he was taken away by unknown

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