Court Rejects Motion to Transfer Afgan Mukhtarly under House Arrest
2017 October 13 ( Friday ) 13:09:52
Baku / 13.10.17 / Turan: The Nasimi district court of Baku rejected a petition to replace the preventive measure against the journalist Afgan Mukhtarly and transfer him under house arrest. Turan was informed about this by the lawyer Zibeyda Sadigova.
Today at 14.00 the same court will consider a complaint about the extension of the term of Mukhtarly"s arrest. The defense considers it unreasonable to keep the journalist in custody.
* Mukhtarli was abducted in Tbilisi on May 29 and brought to Azerbaijan, where he was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: 315 (resistance to a representative of the authority with the use of force), 318.1 (illegal border crossing) and 206.1 (smuggling). Afgan Mukhtarly denies the charges, saying at the trial that his arrest is a political order. -03B-