Prosecutor to Demand Jail of Man Stabbing Oppositional Journalist
Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 July / Trend , corr N. Fatullayeva/ The court investigation into the criminal case on stabbing Agil Khalil, writer for Azadlig daily has been completed. All documents on the criminal case were announced in the court sitting on 9 July. The Public Prosecutor asked the court to allot extra time as he was not ready to make a speech. The court sitting will be continued on 14 July with the speech of the Prosecutor.
The writer for Azadlig Agil Khalil was stabbed with knife near the buildings located in 523 str Ayna Sultanova by unknown people o13 March. Khalilov said that he was stabbed because of the incident that took place in Zeytun Bagi and his journalistic activity and he added that he was followed by two men. The Attorney General's Office said that the journalist was stabbed by the homosexuals, that is, by Sergey Strelak, with whom he had sexual relations earlier. Strelak was arrested with charges of inflicting injury to health deliberately (127.1) and storing drugs illegally (234.1) in line with the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
The case filed over stabbing the journalist in Zeytun Bagi has been closed.
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