Journalists of Mukhalifat Newspaper to be Sentenced Next Week
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / Rashid Hajili, the lawyer of Rovhan Kabirli, the Editor-in-Chief, and Yashar Agazadeh, the collaborator of the Mukhalifat newspaper, stated that the sentence by the Appeals Court of Baku will be announced next week.
Hajili noted that in compliance with process rules, the Baku Appeals Court should announce the sentence by 10 August. "We connected with the judge several times. However, he refused to announce the exact date," the lawyer said.
Judge Mirpasha Huseyinov is presiding over the journalists' hearing.
Kabirli and Agazadeh were charged with Articles 147 and 148 (slaughter and insult) of the Criminal Code by the decision of the Yasamal District Court and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.