Criminal Case Against Gundalik Azerbaijan, Realni Azerbaijan Newspapers Submitted to Court
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The criminal case against the editor-in-chief of the Gundalik Azerbaijan and Realni Azerbaijan newspapers was submitted to the Court, Isakhan Ashurov, Eynulla Fatullayev's attorney said.
The Azerbaijani Grave Court will consider the case.
Fatullayev was charged with threat of terrorism, as well as in kindling of national, race and religious hostility and tax evasion.
The criminal case has been brought against Fatullayev with Article 214.1 (terror threat) and 283.2.2 (abuse of service powers to provoke social, national, race and religious hostility) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
In compliance with the lawsuit brought by Tatyana Chaladzeh, the head of the Center on Protection of Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced People, on 20 April Fatullayev was charged with Article147 (calumny) and was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment.
The Azerbaijani National Security Ministry instituted new proceeding against Fatullayev on terror threat facts in 16 May. Fatullayev was removed from the Bayil investigation cell to the National Security Ministry's isolation cell.