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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli put in 3-month pretrial detention


An Azerbaijani court has senteced journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to a 3-month pretrial detention, APA reported.

 

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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