Tag archive of Murder

Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Trial: Defendants Plead “Partly” Guilty

  Summary: Hearing 2 (January 12) The public prosecutor read the indictment, naming the charges against each of the defendants; Defendants Elshan Ismayilov, Jamal Mammadov and Arif Aliyev pleaded partially guilty to the charges, while defendants Samir Mustafayev and Kanan Madatov pleaded not guilty; In his testimony, Elshan Ismayilov said the journalist Rasim Aliyev had insulted him and his family, and he had gone to the meeting point in order

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Murder of Journalist Rasim Aliyev: Footballer Javid Huseynov’s Criminal Case Completed

On December 29, Baku City Prosecutor's Office announced the conclusion of the preliminary investigation on the criminal case of the Gabala Football Club midfielder Javid Huseynov, who is being prosecuted in connection with the murder of former IRFS chairman, journalist Rasim Aliyev.   According to the Prosecutor's Office, the materials of the criminal case will be sent to the court after the parties to the criminal case have been familiarized

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Investigation of late journalist’s case extended

The investigation into the murder of the late journalist, former IRFS chairman Rasim Aliyev, has been extended by three months, reported the lawyer Asabali Mustafayev, who is defending the late journalist’s rights, on November 26.   The lawyer said that the detention of those arrested in connection with the case has also been extended by three months.   According to Mustafayev the investigator has failed to inform him about the investigative

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Four years since journalist’s murder

To mark the four years that have passed since the unsolved murder of journalist Rafig Tagi, a group of journalists and civil society activists visited his grave.    This year’s winners of the “Rafig Tagi” prize, founded by the Dalga (Wave) Youth Movement in 2012, were kulis.az website editor Safir Agayar, editor of the Radio Azadliq department of literature, writer Narmin Kamal, and the director of the Ganun Publishing Company,

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Journalists demand accountability for the doctors who treated Rasim Aliyev

 Journalists demand accountability for the doctors who treated Rasim Aliyev   On 27 August, a group of journalists gathered in front of the Baku City Prosecutor’s office, demanding punishment of the doctors who they believed acted negligently in the death of late journalist Rasim Aliyev, the Chairman and board member of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety who was beaten severely on 8 August and died the following day in

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JOINT STATEMENT: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

  JOINT STATEMENT   August 10, 2015   Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games     The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim Aliyev had reported receiving continuous

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IRFS outraged over journalist Rasim Aliyev’s murder

  Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Statement   August 10, 2015                       Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety is in shock over the murder of our longtime employee and board member, current Chairman Rasim Aliyev. On August 8, 2015, unknown persons beat Aliyev to within inches of his life. He died several hours later in a

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