Azerbaijani court refuses to release imprisoned journalists before appointed time
Isakhan Ashurov, attorney
of a writer-satirist of the Azadlig newspaper Mirza Sakit, claiming that
his client has served most part of the sentence
and has the right to petition the court for early release, filed a suit in the
Narimanov District Court in Baku.
Journalist's petition was rejected at the
meeting held at the Narimanov District Court presided over by Judge Elshana Valiyeva
on Dec. 29.
Attorney Ashurov said he would send a
complaint for the decision of the Narimanov District Court to the Court of
Sakit was sentenced to three years' imprisonment in June 2006. He was charged with illegal possession of drugs. The journalist considers his arrest to be a political order and connects it with his radical articles.
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