Court rejects appeal by Jamil Hasanli’s daughter

On November 19, the hearing on the case of Gunel Hasanli, daughter of National Council Chairman Jamil Hasanli, continued in the Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by the judge Aflatun Gasimov. Gunel Hasanli’s lawyer Adil Ismayilov made a speech at the hearing.   “I believe that what I am going to say here today will not influence your decision, as I am not so naïve as to believe that it is you who makes the decision in this case. I know that the decision is not determined by...

Court grants Gunel Hasanli’s petition

 On 28 September, the Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by judge Aflatun Gasimov, resumed the hearing on the case of Gunel Hasanli, daughter of National Council chairman Professor Jamil Hasanli. She has been convicted under Article 263.1 (violation of traffic rules) of the Criminal Code, and sentenced to 18 months in jail.   At today’s hearing, Gunel Hasanli’s lawyer Adil Ismayilov submitted a written petition for a new forensic medical examination of the victim Adile Salimova, citing an inconsistency between the two expert opinions included in the...

Lawyer says court decision in case of National Council leader Jamil Hasanli’s daughter is illegal

  On 14 August, the cassation appeal filed by Gunel Hasanli, daughter of the opposition National Council chairman Jamil Hasanli, against the preliminary decision of the first instance court, was heard and rejected, according to her lawyer, Adil Ismayilov. The appeal proceedings will continue.   “Gunel Hasanli was sentenced to 1.5 years in jail simply for being the daughter of Jamil Hasanli under Article 263.1 of the Criminal Code by the verdict rendered on 20 February 2015 by Yasamal district court’s young judge Akshin Afandiyev, having work experience...
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