Baku Appeals Court orders measure of restraint for former chief editor
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The Baku Appeals Court ordered a measure of restraint for former Chief Editor of the Daily Azerbaijan and Real Azerbaijan newspapers Eynulla Fatullayev.
Fatullayev was arrested April 20, 2007 and sentenced to 8.5 years in prison. He was accused of inciting terrorism and ethnic hatred, as well as tax evasion.
About 0.223 grams of heroin were found in Fatullayev's shoes and jacket in December 2009. A criminal case was later filed, and the court sentenced Fatullayev to an additional 2.6 years in prison. Fatullayev appealed the decision in the Baku Appeals Court.
The court ordered a measure of restraint for Abdullayev during the trial upon the prosecutor's petition, Abdullayev's lawyer Isakhan Ashurov told Trend today.
Ashurov said they will appeal the verdict in the Azerbaijani Supreme Court.
The trial is scheduled for Nov. 22.
The ECHR announced its decision regarding Fattulayev's appeal on its website on April 22. The court demanded the journalist's immediate release.
Recently, the European Court issued a final ruling on Fatullayev's suit against Azerbaijan. According to the decision, Fatullayev must be freed and paid 28,000 euro.
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