Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The Supreme Court did not satisfy the appeal of Khosrov Shirinov, the brother-in-law of the detained ex-officer of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Internal Ministry of Azerbaijan, Haji Mammadov.
Shirinov sentenced to three years and six months of imprisonment by the decision of court in 2005 appealed to the Supreme Court in order to restore the term for submission of the appeal which he missed due to valid reasons.
Supreme Court did not satisfy the appeal due to absence of legal bases for allocation of the date. In compliance with the Azerbaijani legislation defendant may appeal within 1 year and 6 months since the sentence has been lodged. The term of appeal may only be restored due to reasonable facts.
Mammadov testified that he visited the house where the gun was revealed and it was registered after him, during the hearing on appeal against the sentence lodged by the Appeal Court.