Editor-in-Chief of Azerbaijani newspaper appeals to supreme court
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend H. Bahirov /
Editor-in-Chief of the Azerbaijani newspaper, accused of hooliganism and extortion of money by threats, gave an appeal to the verdict of the court.
Guliyev's lawyers lodged an appeal against the decision taken on the basis of the preliminary meeting of the Baku Court of Appeal.
Guliyev called on acquittal.
According to the verdict, editor-in-chief was sentenced to 13 years and three months.
Guliyev is accused of article 182.2 (extortion), 221.1 (hooliganism), 234.1 (illegal purchase or storage without intent to sell narcotics or psychotropic substances in quantities exceeding necessary for personal consumption) of the Criminal Code.
There are six victims on the criminal case.