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Court extends Afgan Mukhtarli’s pretrial detention


Baku’s Nasimi court on Friday extended the pretrial detention of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, APA has learned.

 

Mukhtarli was detained by officers of the State Border Service at 22:40 (local time) on May 29 in the territory of Balakan district after illegally crossing the Azerbaijani border. At the time of his detention, Mukhtarli showed resistance. During the inspection, a large sum of money was found on him.

 

He faced charges under Articles 318 (illegal border crossing), 206 (smuggling) and 315.2 (resistance or application of violence concerning the representative of authority) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. 

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