Anar Mammadli and others ask court for an acquittal

Baku: Baku Court of Grave Crimes has today held a hearing on the criminal cases of Anar Mammadli, the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center and others.

APA reports that the lawyers made speeches at the hearing presided over by judge Rauf Aliyev. They noted that the charges are groundless and asked the court to acquit the defendants.

Then Anar Mammadli and other accused persons Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov made their last court plea. They said that they are guiltless and don’t agree with the charges and asked the court for acquittal.

The hearing was adjourned.

The hearing will be continued at 16:00.

Note that the state prosecutor demanded to sentence Anar Mammadli to 9 years in prison depriving him of the right to hold office in state and local government bodies for 3 years and Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov to 8 years and 6 months in prison, depriving them of the right to hold office in state and local government bodies for 2 years, as well as to arrest the latter two men in the courtroom.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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