Business reporter gets six years for allegedly taking bribe from ministry official

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Bizim Yol editor Bahaddin Haziyev said Huseynov had written a series of articles criticising the ministry. His lawyer, Vugar Hasayev, insists that his client never took any money and that the investigation was not conducted in an impartial manner. January 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Business reporter gets six years for allegedly taking bribe from ministry official Follow the news on Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders condemns the sentence of six years in prison followed by a two-year ban on working as a journalist which a court passed on business reporter Mushfig Huseynov of the Bizim Yol daily newspaper on 21 January for allegedly taking a bribe from a government official. Huseynov has been detained since his arrest on 24 July.“After an investigation conducted without any transparency by the national security agency, a court has imposed a disproportionate sentence that reflects the government desire to make an example of this case and to use it to discredit and further weaken the opposition press,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The law is not applied in the same way to all journalists in Azerbaijan,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Normally, complaints about journalists are addressed to the Press Council but that was not done in this case. The authorities wanted to get rid of a journalist who had exposed several cases of corruption within the ministry of labour.”Following his arrest on 24 July by national security officials, Huseynov was accused of corruption under article 331 (1) of the criminal code for allegedly taking a bribe of 3,500 dollars from Rizvan Aliyev, an employee of the ministry of labour and social security. Organisation News to go further News Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News RSF_en Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Central Oxford to be closed while new Netflix show filmed

first_imgAreas of central Oxford will be closed later this month for the filming of the Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal. Image: Ozeye. Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0. A notice was released by Oxfordshire County Council earlier this week which informed residents of the closures of streets in the city centre on March 25th and 26th. Catte Street and New College Lane road will be closed from 6pm to 2am on the 25th. On March 26th Brasenose Lane, Catte Street, St Mary’s Passage and Radcliffe Square will be closed from 2.30pm to 2am. The first season of the show will be self-contained but the show’s producers hope to create an anthology style series and devote subsequent seasons to different scandals.  It is expected that the show will premiere sometime in 2021 but a release date has not been announced. Netflix describe the show as “an insightful and suspenseful series about sexual consent and privilege set in London”. When James Whitehouse, a Westminster politician, is accused of raping his young reseacher and mistress his marriage and the lives of three women are changed immeasurably. His wife Sophie, who James met while at Oxford, is determined to clear her husband’s name. Meanwhile Kate, the prosecutor on the case, wants to make him pay for his crimes.center_img The charismatic politician is played by Rupert Friend, a native of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire and famed for his role as CIA operative Peter Quinn on Homeland. American-British actress Sienna Miller will star as society woman Sophie who is convinced of her husband’s innocence.  Kate, the ambitious and emotionally detached defence barrister, is played by Michelle Dockery who is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey. The six episode series will follow the storyline of the best-selling novel by Sarah Vaughan. The author, who read English at Brasenose College, is also the executive producer of the Netflix adaptation. The novel tells the story of a scandal shrouded in privilege and intrigue among the British elite and the women caught in its crossfires. The show, from the creator of Big Little Lies David E. Kelley, is directed by S.J. Clarkson, who has worked on Succession and Orange Is the New Black. CW: mention of rape.last_img read more

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