Imprisonment Period of Azerbaijani Journalist Shortened

Society Materials 4 April 2008 22:05 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 April /corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The imprisonment period of journalist of Bizim Uol newspaper was shortened.

On 4 April, the Appeal Court of Baku made a decision partially satisfying appeal of Mushvig Huseynov - period of his imprisonment was shortened from six to five years. In addition, a ban was imposed on him to be engaged in the journalistic activity.

Huseynov was accused of requiring bribe from official of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, Rizvan Aliyev.

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