Consideration of Mehman Aliyev's Appeals Postponed for September 11

Baku / 08.09.17 / Turan: The consideration of appeals by the director of the Turan news agency Mehman Aliyev has been postponed for September 11, the lawyer Fuad Agayev told journalists.

On September 8, at 14:30, the court had to consider a complaint about Aliyev's detention on August 24. And at 15.00 it was planned to consider a complaint about the refusal to release Aliyev on bail. However, the meetings did not take place.

"For all my 35-year activity in the legal field, I have never encountered such a thing before, when the judge, the prosecutor, the investigator, and the lawyer appear in the hall, but the meeting is not held," Agayev said.

According to him, a few minutes before 18.00 he was told in court that "because of problems with the convoy" Mehman Aliyev could not be brought to court.

The complaints will be considered on Monday at 14.30 and 15.00, respectively.

* Mehman Aliyev was detained on August 24. The next day he was charged under Articles 213.1 (tax evasion), 308.1 (abuse of official powers) and 192.2.2 (illegal business with a large income) of the Criminal Code. The court selected a preventive measure against him in the form of arrest until November 7. Aliyev rejected all the accusations and called them politically motivated.

International organizations condemned Aliyev's arrest and called for his immediate release. The US State Department also called for the immediate release of Mehman Aliyev. Concern about Aliyev"s arrest was expressed by the French and British Foreign Ministries, urging the Azerbaijani authorities to comply with their international obligations in the field of human rights. -06B-

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