Baku Court of Appeal Considers Appeal of Former Azerbaijani MP – version 2
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / An appeal regarding the lawsuit of Azerbaijani former MP, Huseyn Abdullayev, will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan in near future, Abdullayev's attorney, Javanshir Suleymanov, reported.
The attorney noted injustice of the judgement by the Baku Court of Appeal. "The judgement of the Court of Appeal says that the side not agreeing with the sentence has right to apply to the Supreme Court within 20 days. We will apply to the Supreme Court as soon as the decision of the Baku Court of Appeal is received," Suleymanov noted.
On 6 August, the Baku Court of Appeal presided by Rasul Safarov considered and rejected the appeal regarding the sentence passed by the Baku City Yasamal District Court on 18 May with respect to Abdullayev (2 years of suspended imprisonment). The plaintiffs demanded acquit of Abdullayev and restoration of his deputy mandate.
A wrangle between the MPs Huseyn Abdullayev and Fazail Aghamaly that occurred in the Parliament on 16 March came to blows. Abdullayev was deprived of immunity of a deputy at the parliamentary emergency meeting on 19 March and was detained on the same day.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office filed a criminal case in contravention of Articles 132 (assault and battery) and Article 221.2.2 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code, while at the end of the investigation Article 132 was canceled. The MP was charged in contravention of Article 221.2 (hooliganism) and Article 128 (willful infliction of damage to health). The Baku City Sabail District Court sentenced Abdullayev to 2-year suspended imprisonment. The Disciplinary Committee issued a reprimand to Aghamali.