Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Azerbaijani journalist sentenced for beating maids.

Journalist Azerbaijani opposition newspaper "Yeni Musavat" Mahal Ismailoglu 1 July was sentenced Baku Absheron district court to two years suspended, said Day.az.
Ismailoglu was found guilty of intentionally causing harm his neighbor's maid on the testimony, an officer of the Azerbaijani police Wahid Imanov. Nasiba Sahirova stated that in June 2008, journalist assaulted and beat her. The prosecution requested Ismailoglu sentenced to three and a half years of probation.
It clarifies the issue, the Ismailoglu called the criminal case registered: in the opinion of the journalist, the prosecution has to do with his professional activities, in particular, with the publication of "Yeni Musavat" article under the heading "Wipe the tears" 7 June 2008, which mentioned that a neighbor on cottage makes garbage into the street. A journalist contends that the housekeepers did a neighbor comments on the matter, but not insulted her and did not beat.
Before Mahal Ismailoglu moved to the opposition "Yeni Musavat", he headed the "Respublika", the founder of which, according to agency "Interfax", was manager of President of Azerbaijan.