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Mehdiyev and Plotters with AK47 by Brooklyn Home of Iran Dissident Push Case into 2024

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Jan 27 vlog

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 27 - A man from Azerbaijan was arrested with an AK-47 style assault rifle surveilling the Brooklyn home of an Iranian journalist, Inner City Press exclusively reported learned on July 29, 2022,

   In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York past 5 pm that day, a detention or release proceeding was held by Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave on defendant Khalid Mehdiyev. He was heavy-set and in a black T-shirt, escorted in by two US Marshals. Inner City Press was the only media there. Complaint on Patreon here

On January 27, 2023, Mehdiyev's paymaster was presented, but not arraigned, again before Judge Cave. He was in a black t-shirt, repeating "Da" sullenly, detained on consent with a taxpayer-funded lawyer. He will next appear before Judge Colleen McMahon on January 31 at 4 pm. Inner City Press will stay on the cases, including of Polad Omarov, set to be extradited in from the Czech Republic. Vlog here

  On February 1, both Amirov and Mehdiyev were on court before District Judge Colleen McMahon. The prosecutor cited two terabytes of discovery, and possible CIPA motion practice.

 After Amirov pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer said he will work to get up to speed, the next date was set: May 2 at 2 pm.

Judge McMahon asked, even before that (in 45 days) for a status report on the extradition of the third defendant, Polad Omorov, from the Czech Republic. The prosecutor said it could take month, or a year, or more than a year. Judge McMahon said she would move forward with these two defendants.

On November 27, 2023, the case was pushed into 2024: "as to Khalid Mehdiyev, Rafat Amirov, Polad Omarov, Zialat Mamedov, Matter is adj to Jan 9, 2024 at 2 pm - time is excluded through Jan. 9, in the interest of justice, to facilitate the review of discovery, clearance process, and plea discussions."

The case is US v. Medhiyev, et al., 22-cr-438 (McMahon)


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