Consideration of the appeal of Elsever Mursalli

On Thursday Sumgait Court of Appeal chaired by Mubariz Zeynalov, started hearing in the appeal of Elsever Mursalli, a Facebook activist, sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking. According to Samir Asadli, deputy chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, who watched the hearing, Mursalli proclaimed his innocence and said about politically motives of prosecution.

A lawyer Khalid Bagirov told Turan, that the defense insists on justification Mursalli due to his innocence. On April 3 Baku Serious Crimes Court sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment.

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