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Court denies APFP deputy chairperson’s appeal


The Baku Court of Appeal has today considered an appeal filed by the deputy chairperson of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP), Gozal Bayramli, against the decision on her arrest.

 

The court rejected the appeal, APA reported.  

 

Gozal Bayramli was sentenced to 3-month pretrial detention under the decision of Baku’s Sabadil district court.  

 

As a result of the measures jointly taken by border guards and customs officers, Azerbaijani citizen Gozal Bayramli was detained at the Shikhli border checkpoint on May 25 at about 10:00pm while crossing from Georgia into the country. As Bayramli acted suspiciously, her hand luggage was inspected, and undeclared 12,000 US dollars were found and seized, the State Border Service reported earlier.

 

A criminal case has been initiated against Gozal Bayramli under Article 206.1 (smuggling) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.

 

An initial investigation revealed that when Bayramli left Azerbaijan for Georgia on May 24, 2017, she had no cash to be declared.

 

 

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