Criminal case launched on fact of killing of Azerbaijani citizen by pirates
- 25 January 2021
According to the information disseminated on mass media, on January 23, 2021, a Mozart ship belonging to the Turkish company, Boden Denizcilik sailing off the coast of Nigeria was attacked by pirates, Prosecutor General’s Office told APA.
As a result of the initial investigation, it was determined that 15 out of 19 members of the ship’s crew were taken hostage, while one person was killed. It has been identified that the murdered person is a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, born in 1976, working as an engineer in the ship Farman Ismayilov. The criminal case was launched and the necessary investigative measures are being taken regarding the fact by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the relevant articles of the Criminal Code. Currently, intensive negotiations are being conducted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, as well as the interested bodies of foreign countries, and requests for legal assistance are being prepared to the authorities of Turkey, Gabon, and Liberia in this criminal case.
The Prosecutor General's Office immediately contacted the Liberian Prosecutor General's Office and the other side noted that they are ready to cooperate closely with the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the investigation of this issue”.