Baku/11.09.22/Turan: Following the presentation of the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan, the Binagadi District Court of Baku decided to arrest journalist Avaz Zeynalli for a period of 4 months. Lawyer Elchin Sadigov was also arrested for the same period.
311.3.3 of the Criminal Code of Zeynalli (accepting a large amount of bribe), and Sadigov 32.5, 311 (assistance in accepting a bribe).
According to their lawyers, the prosecutor's office started the criminal prosecution based on the information published in the mass media, and there is no specific complainant in the case.
Sadigov and Zeynalli deny the accusations and associate criminal prosecution with their professional activities.
Both of them refused to testify to the investigation, considering the criminal case to be a fabrication.
Court decisions will be appealed.-0-
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 22:24:59
Avaz Zeynalli charged with taking a bribe, Elchin Sadigov is still is in the Prosecutor General's Office /UPDATED/
Baku/10.09.22/Turan: Journalist Avaz Zeynalli was charged under Art. 311.3.3 (receiving a bribe on a large scale) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan, he is being taken to court to choose a measure of restraint, lawyer Agil Laij said.
According to Laij, Zeynalli does not plead guilty.
The specified article of the Criminal Code provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a period of 8 to 12 years.-0-
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 21:06:02
According to the latest information, Avaz Zeynally detained, Elchin Sadigov is still is in the Prosecutor General's Office /UPDATED/
According to the latest information, Avaz Zeynally, the editor of the "Khural" website, was detained on charges of taking a bribe. He was detained on Saturday afternoon in one of the cafes. Activist Ilkin Rustamzade became a witness to the detention. According to him, employees of the prosecutor's office charged Zeynally under Article 311 of the Criminal Code (taking a bribe).
It is not yet known whether charges have been brought against Elchin Sadigov, who, after the search, was taken to the Prosecutor General's Office.
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 20:57:21
After a search in the office of lawyer Sadygov was taken to the Prosecutor General's Office /UPDATED/
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 20:07:53
After a search in the office of lawyer Sadygov was taken to the Prosecutor General's Office/UPDATED/
Baku / 10.09.22 / Turan: After the search was completed in the office of lawyer Elchin Sadigov, he was taken to the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office.
Before that, the lawyer told reporters that documents related to his professional activities were illegally confiscated from his apartment and office.
He called the actions of the representatives of the prosecutor's office illegal.
According to Sadigov, when issuing the search warrant, the court was not informed that he was a lawyer.
“They deceived the court,” Sadigov said.
It is not yet clear in what status the lawyer was taken to the Prosecutor General's Office. -21B-
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 19:28:40
Documents seized during a search at the apartment of lawyer Elchin Sadigov /UPDATED/
Baku / 10.09.22 / Turan: Representatives of the Prosecutor General's Office completed a search at the apartment of lawyer Elchin Sadigov. This was announced by his wife Zibeyda Sadigova.
Employees of the prosecutor's office, having presented a court decision, took away the documents relating to the cases that E. Sadigov is conducting.
Moreover, documents related to the cases being handled by his wife Zibeyda Sadigova, who is also a lawyer, were confiscated.
Z. Sadigova called the actions of the prosecutor's office illegal.
Lawyer Agil Lahij also pointed out the unlawfulness of the seizure of lawyers' documents.
According to lawyer Agil Lahij, by the Article 7 of the Law on Advocates and Advocacy, “documents and other evidence, advocacy proceedings (dossiers) collected by lawyers in connection with the exercise of professional duty cannot be requested and seized by investigative and judicial authorities.”
The search continues in the office of E. Sadigov.—21B06-
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2022 September 10 (Saturday) 16:42:03
The prosecutor's office is conducting searches in the homes of editor Avaz Zeynally and lawyer Sadigov
Baku/10.09.22/Turan: The prosecutor's office began searches in the offices and apartments of the editor of the website "Khural" Avaz Zeynally and lawyer Elchin Sadigov.
The Prosecutor General's Office told the Turan news agency that "a criminal case has been opened on the fact of receiving a bribe and investigative measures are being conducted."
The detention of Avaz Zeynally is informally reported.—0--