Baku Court of Appeal chaired by Vagif Mursagulov dismissed the complaint of the journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov on the extension of his detention for five months. The court rejected all defense motions, according to the lawyer Elmar Suleymanov, defense requested a subpoena a lawyer Sabir Gadirov appointed while the extension of his arrest on November 20. Despite the fact that the journalist refused the lawyer and challenged the judge Elman Isaev, this was not reflected in the report. On the contrary, it was stated that there were no refuses. Contact.az informs about this.
The lawyers Elmar Suleymanov and Fuad Agayev petitioned request from jail of the MNS a Register confirming that on November 20 they were in jail, when the journalist was also in the same place.
The investigator Lemberanski deceived the journalist, who said that he had called the lawyers, but they have not respond.
The Court also rejected the petition on the request from the prison staff from MNS surveillance cameras on the entrance and exit of lawyers in jail for setting the time of their stay there.
Protection believes that the idea of extending the term of Mirkadyrov’s arrest was a retroactive, and they sent a telegram on November 20 in the National Security Ministry and Prosecutor General’s Office about the expiration of the arrest of 19-th. In this regard, the protection solicited request from the Attorney General’s on the time of outgoing emails from the agency on November 17-19. But this request was also rejected. The defense also asked the court to request from the mobile operators the information that whether the investigator Lemberansky really called them.
The lawyers asked to recognize illegal the extension of detention. “How can they prolong what is not,” said the lawyer Fuad Agayev. Rejecting all applications the judge dismissed the complaint, and as a whole, left the journalist in detention.
Mirkadyrov is accused of accused of espionage in favor of Armenia, which he allegedly carried out on behalf of human rights activist Leyla Yunus. Mirkadyrov and Yunus can be imprisoned for a long period.