Ex-chief editor of Azerbaijani newspaper given two-year suspended sentence
An Azerbaijani court issued a verdict on the ex-chief editor of Khalg Gazeti newspaper and author of columns in Yeni Musavat newspaper Mahal Ismayiloglu.
The Absheron District Court of Baku gave the journalists a two-year suspended sentence, Ismayiloglu's Lawyer Alaif Hasanov told Trend on July 1.
The prosecutor asked a 3.5-year suspended sentence.
Hasanov considers the verdict as unfair, because accusations against Ismayiloglu were not proved during the juridical investigation. The lawyer intends to lodge an appeal against the court's resolution.
A lawsuit was filed on Ismayiloglu due to a complaint of his neighbor's housemaid. The former chief editor is accused of the Article 128 (willful slight damage to health) of the Criminal Code.
The journalist underwent a physical pressure and moral offence.
Ismayiloglu is confident in the customized nature of the suit filed against him and connects it with his professional activity.
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