Azer­bai­jan frees sus­pect linked to FeTÖ

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

azer­bai­jan on Friday re­leased from prison Faig Amirov who was jailed for al­leged ties with Fethul­lah Gülen, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by AFP. A court of ap­peals in the cap­i­tal Baku “changed the re­main­ing two years and a month of Ari­mov's term in jail to a sus­pended sen­tence,” his lawyer Fahraddin Me­htiev told AFP. In July, Amirov - an aide to the leader of the Pop­u­lar Front party - was found guilty of “hav­ing links with Gülen” and sen­tenced to three years and three months in prison for in­cit­ing re­li­gious and eth­nic ha­tred. He was ar­rested last Au­gust af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors said they had found books au­thored by Gülen in the boot of his car.

Amirov has said the books were planted in his car af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors pulled him in for ques­tion­ing. Azer­bai­jan, a staunch ally of Ankara, launched a crack­down on Gülen's sup­port­ers af­ter the July 2016 putsch at­tempt in Turkey.

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