17 February 2018, 18:00

Court refuses Azerbaijani oppositionist Mamed Ibragim of early release

Despite the changes in the legislation, the court did not soften the verdict to Mamed Ibragim, an adviser to the chair of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA). The defence intends to challenge the decision pronounced by the court on February 16.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in March 2016, Mamed Ibragim was sentenced to three years of imprisonment after a complaint filed by Mikail Guliev, who claimed the oppositionist had beaten him. Advocates claimed falsification of the case materials.

On February 16, the appeal of Mamed Ibragim was considered at the visiting session of the Garadag District Court, reported Turan Ibragim, a son of the activist. According to him, his father did not have an advocate and had to defend himself.

Advocate Fariz Namazly reported he could not participate in the trial because of engagement in other cases. "I am already aware of the court's decision. We will certainly challenge it," Fariz Namazly told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"Mamed Ibragim was sentenced to 0.6 of the maximum punishment under Article 221.2.2. Given the reduction of the maximum sanction, the sentence of Mamed Ibragim was to be reduced down to 2.4 years of imprisonment. He has already served the term and has the right to expect his release. Unfortunately, the first instance court has ignored our arguments. And we will again raise the issue in our appeal," Fariz Namazly noted.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 18, 2019 19:01

  • NAC reports details of CTO in Chegem

    In Chegem, two persons who were plotting a terror act, were killed a shootout, while no law enforcers were injured, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported. The killed suspects were members of a banned terrorist organization, reported a source from the law enforcement bodies of Kabardino-Balkaria.

September 18, 2019 18:58

September 18, 2019 18:46

  • NAC reports prevention of terror act in Dagestan

    A detained supporter of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation, manufactured a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) while he was plotting a terror act in Dagestan, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported.

September 18, 2019 16:17

  • Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation's balance exceeds Chechnya's reserve by over 8 times

    In 2018, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation increased its assets due to donations up to 3.68 billion roubles. The amount exceeds the official reserve funds of the Chechen Republic by more than 8 times. Meanwhile, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, which owns large Chechen enterprises, showed zero income from entrepreneurial activity.

September 18, 2019 16:12

  • "Musavat" Party activist Abulfaz Sadygbeili interrogated in Azerbaijan

    On September 17, Abulfaz Sadygbeili, an activist of the "Musavat" Party, serving his suspended sentence, was summoned and interrogated at the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan for two hours as a witness. Abulfaz Sadygbeili compared the situation with the case earlier instituted against him when he was first questioned as a witness, then charged and arrested.

News archive