Appeal against razing Baku mosque to be reconsidered
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
An appeal against razing the Prophet Muhammad Mosque in Baku will be examined on Feb. 10.
The complaint will be examined at the Baku Appeals Court by Judge Gunduz Guliyev, lawyer Mukhtar Mustafayev told Trend on Jan. 22.
On Nov. 28, the Yasamal District Court passed a verdict supporting the Yasamal District Administration's request to raze the Muhammad Prophet Mosque at 190 Murtuza Mukhtarov St.
A non-residential building will be built on the property.
Representatives of the mosque lodged a complaint with the Baku Appeals Court requesting that the Yasamal District Court's verdict be annulled and a new decision be passed.
The Caucasus Muslims Clerical Office does not agree with the decision to raze the mosque.
The representatives appealed to Council of Europe (CE) Secretary General Terry Davis requesting his assistance in preventing the mosque from being razed.
In response, Davis said he supports the issue being resolved in line with Azerbaijani legislation.
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