Court Rejects Motions by Emin Milli’s Brother-In-Law Summary: Hearing 7 (February 15, 2016)

Court Rejects Motions by Emin Milli’s Brother-In-Law  Summary: Hearing 7 (February 15, 2016)   Ø  The court denied Adil Ismayilov's motion to interrogate investigator Shovgi Ahmadov and the chief operating officer for important cases Elshan Jahangirov as witnesses in court; Ø  The lawyer's second motion to submit a copy of the logbook from Baku City Main Police Office was similarly rejected; Ø  Adil Ismayilov filed a third motion to hear the testimony of Aybeniz Huseynova, the expert who had issued the drug test opinion for Nazim Agabayov. This motion was granted. Baku...

Trial of Emin Milli’s Brother-in-Law Continues

  Summary: Hearing 5 (January 29)   Ø  Nazim Agabayov’s lawyer, Adil Ismayilov, filed a written motion requesting that copies of the act on taking Nazim Agabayov to the forensic examination office for drug test and back and the spectrogram that needed to be attached to the expert opinion should be presented to the court, and the forensic expert should be summoned and questioned as a witness; Ø  The judge said he would send inquiries regarding the issues raised; Ø  The hearing was postponed due to the witnesses' failure to appear.  Baku...

Emin Milli’s brother-in-law denies charges

On December 28, Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by judge Afgan Hajiyev, continued the hearing on the case of Nazim Agabeyov, the brother-in-law of Meydan TV director Emin Milli. At the hearing, the public prosecutor announced the indictment. Nazim Agabeyov stands accused of obtaining and possessing six grams of heroin with the aim to resell. The judge then asked if the indictment was clear to Nazim Agabeyov. Agabeyov said that the indictment was clear, but he was not guilty.    The court invited Agabeyov to testify, but he said...

Lawyer Adil Ismayilov issues statement on arrest of Emin Milli’s brother-in-law

 Lawyer Adil Ismayilov issues statement on arrest of Emin Milli’s brother-in-law   On July 30, lawyer Adil Ismayilov reported on the criminal case against Nazim Abagayov, the brother-in-law of Meydan TV Director Emin Milli.   “Nazim Agabayov was detained by officers of the Office for Combating Drugs of Baku City Main Police Department near the Bol Market shopping center on Mir Jalal Street in Binagady district, while he was driving to work. He was taken to Baku City Main Police Department where he was searched. Police also searched his...

Families of human rights defenders under attack in Azerbaijan

Families of human rights defenders under attack in Azerbaijan   The Azerbaijani regime is trying to silence human rights defenders in exile by targeting their families and loved ones – those whom they were forced to leave behind.     On 22 July, Ganimat Zahid, the Editor-in-Chief of Azadliq newspaper currently in exile in France, issued an official statement regarding the authorities’ actions against his relatives:   “Everyone knows that the government has recently launched a wave of repressions against my relatives in Azerbaijan and that they are being arrested.   I cannot predict how...
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