Tag archive of Rasim Aliyev

Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Forensic Pathologist Says He Issued Opinion on Journalist’s Death Based on Documents Submitted by Investigating Authority Summary: Hearing 8 (February 16)

Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Forensic Pathologist Says He Issued Opinion on Journalist’s Death Based on Documents Submitted by Investigating Authority Summary: Hearing 8 (February 16) Ø  Forensic pathologist Alim Huseynov testified that he examined the body and issued an opinion on August 20, 2015, but at this time, the medical documents relating to Rasim Aliyev's examination and treatment in Clinical Medical Center

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Defence Rejects the Charges Summary: Hearing 2 (February 10)

 Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case:  Defence Rejects the Charges Summary: Hearing 2 (February 10) Ø  Defendant Javid Huseynov pleaded not guilty and rejected the charges;Ø  Javid Huseynov's lawyer Adam Mammadov filed a motion to give journalists access to the court hearing, which was granted by the court;Ø  According to the indictment, Javid Huseynov was aware that Elshan Ismayilov and his friends were

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Footballer Javid Huseynov Testifies in Trial

Summary: Hearing 5 (January 26)   Ø  Gabala Football Club player Javid Huseynov, accused of covering up the physical assault that led to the death of journalist Rasim Aliyev, testified that he had had a normal, calm phone conversation with Aliyev, after the latter had criticized him on Facebook, and that he had told his relative Elshan Ismayilov to resolve the issue; Ø  Another witness, Ramin Imranov, testified that he had seen 4-5

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Journalist’s Mother Testifies at Trial

Summary: Hearing 4 (January 21)   Ø  Defendant Samir Mustafayev testified that he did not participate in the beating of Rasim Aliyev and pleaded not guilty;   Ø  Rasim Aliyev’s mother asked the court to hand down the heaviest possible sentences to the accused. Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by judge Eldar Ismayilov, continued the hearing on the criminal case launched into the murder of the former IRFS chairman, journalist

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Working Group Dissatisfied with Trial in Murdered Journalist’s Case January 20

 The working group established on December 18, 2015 to investigate the death of the late journalist and former IRFS chairman Rasim Aliyev, has held a meeting, attended by group members and journalists. Group member, human rights defender Arzu Abdullayeva expressed her dissatisfaction with the course of the investigation and the ongoing trial related to Rasim Aliyev's murder. She accused Baku City Prosecutor's Office and Baku Grave Crimes Court

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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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Journalists Demand Justice for Rasim Aliyev

On January 12, Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the criminal case against Elshan Ismayilov, Jamal Mammadov, Arif Aliyev, Samir Mustafayev, and Kanan Madatov, who are being charged in relation to the death of journalist Rasim Aliyev. Numerous journalists were not allowed to attend the court hearing on the pretext that the courtroom was too small. Journalists had also been barred from the previous hearing on January 5.      

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Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Case: Lawyers Requests Acquittal for Footballer Javid Huseynov

On January 7, the lawyer for arrested footballer Javid Huseynov Adam Mammadov said he would submit an acquittal motion to the Baku Prosecutor’s Office.   “I have reviewed the criminal case materials. There are strong grounds for acquittal, and therefore we will file a motion with Baku Prosecutor’s Office. It is apparent from the case materials that Javid Huseynov is not guilty in the slightest. (more…)

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Trial for Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Begins Summary: Hearing 1 (January 05)

Trial for Journalist Rasim Aliyev’s Murder Begins Summary: Hearing 1 (January 05) The lawyer defending the rights of the late journalist filed a motion to discontinue the examination of the case and to refer it back to the prosecutor; The lawyer filed an additional motion requesting that the court invite additional witnesses possessing relevant information to testify; The court rejected the motion to discontinue the proceedings, and left the other

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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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