Azerbaijan Baptist Pastor's appeal denied despite ludicrous charges.
He had been arrested May 20 during what police said was an "illegal" worship service. He then was accused of attacking five police officers.
Zenchenko said he told the court the church teaches members not to resist with violence, and Balaev's father, who witnessed the raid, told the judicial officials it was the police who used violence.
He has been in custody since May, and faces at least 2 years of hard labor.