Appeal of Azerbaijani Opposition Party’s Chair to be Considered Later
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 June / Trend corr K. Zarbaliyeva/ Court proceedings on the appeal of the chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) were postponed.
PFPA chairman Ali Karimli demands to cancel the verdict of the Nasimi District Court in Baku on the lawsuit to close the criminal case for him.
As Prosecutor asked for a week from the court, the proceedings were postponed to 17 June. Nasimi District Court did not allow the lawsuit to close the criminal case for Ali Karimli which was field in 1994 for contravening Article 'Illegal Storage of Ammunition' of the Criminal Code.
When in 2006 Karimli's passport expired he applied to the Passport Registration of the Interior Ministry to get a new one. However, they refused to issue him a new passport because the criminal case which was filed for him by the Nasimi District Prosecutor's Office in 1994 had not yet been closed.
Karimli's attorney Elchin Gambarov said that according to procedural criminal law the case was to be closed during five years but has been still open for 12 years.
Nasimi District Court rejected Karimli's lawsuit.
An appeal was made for the verdict of the Nasimi District Court but the Appeal Court upheld it.
The Supreme Court considered the appeal for the decision and cancelled the verdict of the Appeal Court because the case refers to criminal proceedings and the appeal must not be considered within civil trial.
By the decision of the Supreme Court, Karimli was explained how he can appeal in accordance with procedural criminal law.
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