Trial of Azerbaijani ministry’s ex-employees to be continued on Nov. 30 - UPDATED

Trial of Azerbaijani ministry’s ex-employees to be continued on Nov. 30 - UPDATED
  • Clock-gray 14:06
  • calendar-gray 28 November 2016

Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court held a hearing on Nov. 28 in the criminal case involving Major General Akif Chovdarov, former head of the main energy and transport security directorate under the liquidated Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan, and others arrested alongside him.

 

Trader Fuad Alekberov was questioned as a witness during the hearing.

 

He said he lent 35,000 manats to a man named Abil and couldn’t get it back. “Then, I learnt that he borrowed this money to give to the liquidated Ministry of National Security,” he said.

 

The trial will be continued on Nov. 30.

 

Businessman Abil Vazirov, accused of fraud, had died in prison a while ago.

 

 

***

 

14:36

 

 

Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court held a hearing on Nov. 28 in the criminal case involving Major General Akif Chovdarov, former head of the main energy and transport security directorate under the liquidated Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan, and others arrested alongside him.

 

The hearing, presided over by Chairman of the Baku Military Court Habib Hasanov, was held behind the closed doors.

 

Chovdarov’s lawyer Shahin Rafiyev filed a petition on calling a doctor from abroad. The court rejected the petition.

 

Lawyer Javid Rzazade said that Chovdarov was brought to the courtroom with an oxygen cylinder and he is under doctor’s control. The hearing was adjourned for an hour.

 

Akif Chovdarov faces charges under Articles 145.3 (illegal deprivation of freedom of a person, causing to the death of the victim or other serious consequences by negligence), 179.3.1, 179.3.2 (embezzlement or waste by an organized group on a large scale), 181.3.1, 181.3.2 (robbery committed by an organized group in order to seize the property on a large scale), 182.3.1, 182.3.2 (extortion, committed by an organized group in order to obtain property on a large scale), 228.4 (illegal purchase, selling or carrying of gas weapon, cold steel, including throwing weapon), 302.1, 302.2 (implementation operative - search actions by not authorized persons, as well as implementation of these actions by authorized persons, but without grounds provided by the legislation, entailed essential, and the same acts committed with use of special means, intended for secret dredging the information), 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4 (bribe-taking by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement, committed repeatedly on a large scale with the use of threats), 313 (service forgery), 341.2.1, 341.2.2, 241.2.3 (abusing authority, excess or inactivity of authority committed by a group of persons, committed with the use of weapons, resulted in grave consequences) of the Criminal Code. The former head of the first department of the ministry’s main directorate Salim Mammadov is charged under articles 145.3, 179.3.1, 179.3.2, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.1, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 313, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3; the former head of the second department Akif Aliyev is charged under articles 145.3, 179.3.1, 179.3.2, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 313, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3; the former deputy head of the first division of the third department Orkhan Osmanov is charged under 145.3, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3.

 

The court ordered seizure on property and cash worth of 33,466,000, trade and service sectors, greenhouses, aquaculture farms and other property complexes, land plots worth of 8,967,000 manats, private houses, apartments and vehicles worth of 24,445,000 manats, jewelry worth of 37,000 manats belonging to the accused persons –- Akif Chovdarov, Salim Mammadov, Akif Aliyev and Orkhan Osmanov to compensate damage caused to the aggrieved persons.

Other news