Hilal Mammadov and his supporters protest against unfair trial

On February 27 Baku Grave Crimes Court held a closed hearing on the case of Tolishy Sado newspaper chief editor Hilal Mammadov. As lawyer Anar Gasimli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), the prosecution’s witnesses provided testimonies. “As in previous hearings, Mammadov wore a mask over his mouth, turned his face to wall and stood without speaking. He forbade his lawyers to speak during the trial” said the lawyer. The trial was postponed until March 6, 10:30am. Before the start of the trial, the Committee to...

Closed trial on Hilal Mammadov’s case continues

A closed trial was held on February 15, on the case of Tolishy Sado newspaper chief editor Hilal Mammadov in Baku Grave Crimes Court. Huseynaga Ganiyev, former member of the Parliament, and Huseynaga Aliyev, former chief of Lankaran City Department of the Ministry of National Security, testified in the trial, Mammadov’s lawyer Yalchin Imanov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).Hilal Mammadov refused to testify due to closed trial. He wore a mask, put cotton into his ears and turned his back on the...
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