Court rejects Rauf Mirgadirov’s appeal

Baku: Baku court of Appeal reviewed Tuesday the appeal filed by imprisoned journalist Rauf Mirgadirov and rejected it, his lawyer Fuad Aghayev told APA.

Mirgadirov was deported to Azerbaijan after he was detained in Turkey on April 19. He faced charges under the Criminal Code’s article #274 (high treason).

Mirgadirov was sentenced to 3-month imprisonment on April 19. Then, his prison term was extended several times.

On May 6, the Nasimi district court passed a decision to extend Mirgadirov’s prison term for four months, and then his lawyers made an appeal against the court decision.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency