An Azerbaijani court decided on Thursday to prolong the prison sentence of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli for two months, lawyer Nemat Karimli told APA.
Mukhtarli was detained by border guards at 22:40 (local time) on May 29 in the territory of Balakan district after illegally crossing the Azerbaijani border. At the time of his detention, Mukhtarli showed resistance. During the inspection, a large sum of money was found on him.
He is charged under articles 318 (illegal border crossing), 206 (smuggling) and 315.2 (resistance or application of violence concerning the representative of authority) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.