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Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

Summary: Hearing 13  At today’s hearing, Rovshan Zahidov’s lawyer Tahir Khanaliyev made a speech and asked for Rovshan Zahidov’s acquittal;  Rufat Zahidov made his final speech. He said the drugs found on him and in his car did not belong to him and he had never used drugs. He requested a verdict of acquittal for himself.  Rovshan Zahidov also made his final speech and related his arrest to Ganimat Zahidov. He pleaded not guilty and

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Prosecutor Seeks Jail Sentence for Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives

Summary: Hearing 11  Making a speech at the hearing, public prosecutor Elchin Gafarov said the defendants’ offences were proven through material evidence in the case, witness testimonies and expert opinion. He asked the court to issue a verdict of guilty against the defendants. The public prosecutor requested an 8.5-year jail sentence for Rufat Zahidov by considering the fact that he had one underage child as a mitigating circumstance. The prosecutor

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Judicial Investigation Completed in Trial of Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives

Summary: Hearing 10  At the hearing, Rovshan Zahidov’s lawyer Tahir Khanaliyev filed a motion to obtain and examine the evidence confirming the violations committed during the pre-trial proceedings and determining the grounds for acquittal, and to question additional witnesses. The motion was rejected;  The judge made a decision on the completion of the judicial investigation on the criminal case. Baku Grave Crimes Court, under chairmanship

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Witness Testimonies Continue in Trial of Critical Journalist Ganimat Zahid’s Relatives

 Summary: Hearing 9 (April 29) Interior Ministry Main Drug Enforcement Department’s (MDED) employee Farid Aliyev testified as a witness and said that based on information received, he and MDED detectives Gasim Huseynov and Surkhay Aliyev conducted a joint operation. Aliyev added that they had chosen the operational position near the Shaki café located in Yasamal district, as Rufat Zahidov spent most of his time there. Sakit Alakbarov said

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Jail sentences requested for Panah Huseyn’s close relatives

On November 30, Sabirabad Regional Court held a hearing on the case of seven relatives of Panah Huseyn, a former parliamentary candidate and the chairman of Azerbaijan People’s Party. According to Panah Huseyn, his relatives were put on trial for a fight in their village which took place in 2014 but had already been settled at the regional police office.    Panah Huseyn said that his brother, nephew and five cousins were charged with

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