Complaints of Afghan Mukhtarli were not granted

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Xəbərin tarixi: 2017-06-17 19:13:59

On June 16 the Sabail court considered the complaint of journalist Afgan Mukhtarly for the arrest, refused to satisfy it, said the lawyer Zibaid Sadigov. The complaint was filed by way of judicial supervision for the decision to arrest for 48 hours.

At the trial, presided over by Ayten Aliyeva, there was also Afgan Mukhtarly himself. The lawyer expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the court and intends to file an appeal.

Consideration of this complaint was to be held on June 9, but the court postponed the meeting without informing the defense of the reasons.

The journalist Afgan Mukhtarly was kidnapped on May 29 in Tbilisi and taken to Azerbaijan. He was charged under Article 315.2 (giving resistance to a representative of power with the use of force). Then against the journalists were put forward two more articles of the Criminal Code: 318.1 and 206.1 (illegal border crossing and smuggling). Official Baku claims that Mukhtarly was detained in Azerbaijan while crossing the border illegally and believes that it is wrong to politicize this issue. The court authorized his pre-trial arrest for a period of 3 months.

Afgan Mukhtarly lives in Georgia for more than two years, fleeing persecution in Azerbaijan. In recent years, he actively participated in actions against the authorities of Azerbaijan, held in Tbilisi. (Turan)