Next trial over Azerbaijani journalist to be held Nov. 25
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Elmir Murad - Trend:
The next trial over Rauf Mirkadyrov, the former employee of Zerkalo (Mirror) newspaper, was scheduled for November 25, Fuad Aghayev, the lawyer of the journalist, told Trend Nov. 18.
Aghayev refused from mentioning any details.
"The trial was closed," he said. "I signed the non-disclosure document."
The investigation was held by the National Security Ministry.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's office said earlier that Mirkadyrov was arrested in Turkey on April 19, 2014. Afterwards, he was deported to Azerbaijan. Mirkadyrov has been suspected of collaborating with the Armenian special services since April 2008, holding several meetings in Armenia, Georgia and Turkey.
He was also spreading the information about the political and military situation, including state secrets, along with photos and schemes for using against Azerbaijan. His actions were directed against the sovereignty, state security, territorial integrity and defensive capacity of Azerbaijan.
A criminal case was filed against Mirkadyrov under Art. 274 (state treason). The Nasimi District Court chose a preventive measure in the form of a three-month arrest. The period of Mirkadyrov's detention was extended several times.