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Date of hearing on appeals of those accused of reporter Rasim Aliyev’s death revealed

Baku Court of Appeal will hold a hearing on March 1 on appeals filed by those accused of reporter Rasim Aliyev’s death.

The hearing will be presided over by judge Gadim Babayev, APA reports.

 

Earlier, Baku Court of Appeal had held a preliminary hearing on the appeals of the persons.  At that time, lawyers of the accused appealed to hold court investigation. The curt rejected the petition. After that, the lawyers filed a cassation appeal against the decision. However, the Supreme Court upheld the previous decision and sent the case back to Baku Court of Appeal to be considered.

 

On Aug. 8, 2015 reporter Rasim Aliyev was beaten by a group of unknown persons in Baku’s Bayil settlement and died in the hospital he had been admitted to with numerous bodily injuries. The bill of indictment on the cases of Kanan Madatov, Jamal Mammadov, and Samir Mustafayev (charged with deliberate causing of serious harm to health, on imprudence entailed to death of a victim (Article 126.3)) as well as Elshan Ismayilov and Arif Aliyev (charged with theft (Article 177.1)) have been confirmed and submitted to the Baku Court of Grave Crimes. Another criminal case in separate proceedings has been opened on charging Javid Huseynov with not informing about crimes and obviously not promised concealment of crimes (Article 307.1) and with obviously not promised concealment of minor serious crimes (Article 307.2) and was sent to the court.

 

Baku’s Sabail district court sentenced Javid Huseynov 4 years in prison on May 31, 2016. Baku Court of Appeal reduced footballer his sentence from 4 years to 1 year and 2 months, and released him on October 12, 2016.

 

Baku Court of Grave Crimes passed a verdict against those guilty of journalist Rasim Aliyev’s death. Thus, Elshan Ismayilov has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, Arif Aliyev – 12.5 years, Jamal Mammadov – 11 years, Samir Mustafayev and Kanan Madatov – 9 years each. They appealed against the decision.

 

 

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