Another 2 Journalists Detained in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva / A criminal hearing of the appeal by MP Jalal Aliyev against the editor-in-chief of the Mukhalifat newspaper , Rovshan Kabirli and an employee of the newspaper Yashar Aghazadeh was held 16 May in the Yasamal District Court presided by Judge Malahat Abdulmanafova.
By the decision of the Yasamal District Court Kabirli and Aghazadeh were returned guilty in compliance with Articles 147.1 and 147.2 of the Criminal Code. They were sentenced to 2 year and 6 months of imprisonment. They are held in the Baku City Bayil District Investigation Cell 1.
According to the MP, the 'A.M.A.Y. is a trademark of the Aliyevs family" article published on 24 February and 3 March insulted his honour and dignity.