Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Azerbaijan court upholds conviction of human rights lawyer

[JURIST] A court in Azerbaijan [official website] on Thursday upheld the conviction and detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was sentenced [BBC report] to three months pre-trial detention. Aliyev's lawyer released a statement [text, PDF], saying, "his detention was connected with his activity as human rights defender, and the purpose of this is to silence him down,...

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/azerbaijan-court-upholds-conviction-of-human-rights-lawyer.php

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