Baku court dismisses appeal by Afgan Mukhtarli

# 11:26
6 June 2017

The Baku Court of Appeal rejected on Tuesday an appeal filed by Afgan Mukhtarli against the decision of the Sabail district court, APA reported.


On May 31, the Sabail district court sentenced Afgan Mukhtarli to 3-month pretrial detention.


Mukhtarli was detained by officers of the State Border Service 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 faced charges 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.