Appeal filed against judgment on extending Rauf Mirgadirov’s prison term

Baku: An appeal was filed against the court judgment about imprisoned journalist Rauf Mirgadirov.

Lawyer Fuad Agayev told APA that the appeal was submitted to the court.

On July 15, Nasimi District Court reviewed the petition submitted by the investigation agency on extending Rauf Mirgadirov’s prison term.

Under the court decision, his prison term was extended to 4 months.

Earlier, Mirgadirov had been sentenced to 3-month imprisonment.

Mirgadirov was deported to Azerbaijan after he was detained in Turkey on April 29. He faced charges under the Criminal Code’s article #274 (high treason).