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Trial of journalist Rauf Mirgadirov: verdict and final speeches

 On December 28, Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by judge Alisultan Osmanov, continued the trial of journalist Rauf Mirgadirov.   The hearing was held in public according to national legislation, which requires that hearings in which verdicts are announced must be held in open court.   Rauf Mirgadirov’s family, members of the public, and a number of media representatives attended the hearing.   The judge found Rauf Mirgadirov

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Appeals Court upholds verdict against Khadija Ismayilova

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Khadija Ismayilova   Summary: Last hearing (November 25)   At the hearing, defense counsel Fariz Namazli submitted a motion requesting that Khadija Ismayilova sit next to her lawyers; At the hearing, defense lawyers made speeches in which they asked for Ismayilova’s acquittal; Khadija Ismayilova made a speech explicitly linking her arrest to her work as a journalist; The public prosecutor asked the

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