Polad Aslanov. Açiq mənbələrdən foto.

Polad Aslanov. Açiq mənbələrdən foto.

Baku / 14.08.20 / Turan: On August 13, at the Baku Grave Crimes Court chaired by Faig Ganiev, the trial continued in the case of the website editor Polad Aslanov, accused of treason.

According to the wife of the arrested Gulmira Aslanova, the testimony of the journalist Arifa Aliyeva was heard.

“Answering the questions of Polad and the lawyer Elchin Sadigov, the witness said things opposite to what she said during the investigation.

After the judge voiced her previous testimony, she confirmed them,” said G. Aslanova.

Another witness, an employee of the Canub Press website, Mirel Hashimov, said that his testimony during the preliminary investigation was distorted.

Hashimov said he did not claim that during a joint trip to Iran, he saw Aslanov secluded with the Iranians several times.

“The witness said that during the trip there was no Internet in the hotel and Polad approached in front of everyone and asked one of the Iranians if it was possible to connect to the Internet,” Aslanova continued.

Another witness Elshad Barat said that he had not previously met Polad Aslanov.

“This witness did not understand why he was summoned for investigation. He thought he had been summoned for questioning because of a trip to Iran for treatment. This witness said that the words attributed to him in the investigation materials had nothing to do with him. He said that only recently he found out that he was interrogated in the case of Polad Aslanov, said G. Aslanova.

The next court session will take place on August 20.

* Polad Aslanov was arrested on June 12, 2019. and was arrested for 4 months on charges under Art. 274 (treason) of the Criminal Code. The investigation is being conducted by the State Security Service. On October 5, the arrest period was extended for another 4 months. He is accused of recruiting other journalists to cooperate with the Iranian special services.

The Union "For Freedom of Political Prisoners" recognized Polad Aslanov as a political prisoner.  -030B06-


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