Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 / Trend H. Bahirov /
A trial began today against the editor-in-chief of an Azerbaijan newspaper. He is accused of hooliganism and extortion.
Judge Azer Orujev announced his decision today after hearing the prosecutor's medical expertise during the trial at the Baku Heinous Crimes Court.
According to the expertise, Ideal newspaper Editor-In-Chief Nazim Guliyev was of sound mind while committing the crime, the judge said.
The accused has pleaded innocent.
The paper's former advertisement manager Havanisa Abdullayeva appeared in court as a witness. She said Guliyev asked her on several occasions to give copies of the newspaper to companies about whom negative articles had been published.
The process is underway.
Guliyev is accused of the following articles of the Criminal Code, including 182.2 (Extortion Through Threats), and 182.2.3 (Extortion Committed Through Threats and Violence).
Six people were injured as a result of his crimes.
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