Azerbaijani citizens, detained due to unrest with Armenians in Moscow, have been released, press service of the Azerbaijani Embassy to Russia told APA's Moscow correspondent.
“In addition to the embassy’s information dated September 10, we declare that the condition of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan detained by Russia’s law enforcement agencies during the well-known unrest occurred in Moscow City on July 23-24 of the current year is in the embassy’s focus. Thus after receipt of approval from Russia’s relevant organizations, the Embassy’s consul, adviser Togrul Sadigov and the third secretary of the consulate Musannif Dadashov held a consulate meeting on September 15 with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mammadov Elchin Isgender born on 18.10.1989 and kept in Investigation Isolator #2 of the Moscow City Department of the Federal Service for Implementation of Penalties of the Russian Federation, and on September 16 with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan Alakbarov Elvin Alkhas born on 11.02.1985 and being in Investigation Isolator #1 of the Moscow City Department of the Federal Service for Implementation of Penalties of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Russian Federation: Giyasov Jeyhun Nadir born on 14.06.1988, Ismayilov Taleh Mustafa born on 12.08.1981 and Gafarov Alakbar Asaf born on 01.11.1985.
During the meetings, our citizens stressed that the conditions of their detention are satisfactory, they haven’t faced discrimination, they haven’t been subjected to pressures by senior officials of the isolator or investigative agency, they have been able to regularly meet their advocates and they don’t have a complaint regarding their health. They were informed by the embassy’s employees that the issue of our compatriots is in the focus of attention, the necessary legal support will be provided and currently, the relevant works are being continued in this area.
Also, on September 16, the first secretary of the consulate Rovshan Akhundov citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, born in 18.10.1989 Mammadov Elchin Isgandar oglu, as well as the citizens of the Russian Federation detained during the known events, our compatriots Zeynalov Natig Vali oglu, born in 24.03.1986, Mojlumov Asif Gurban oglu born in 24.03.1986 and Dibirov Rashad Ramazan oglu born in 26.03.1987 attended the court hearings held in the building of the Troitsk district court of Moscow. During the trial, the plaintiff party filed a petition to extend the pre-trial detention until 24.10.2020, citing the extension of the pre-trial investigation until 24.10.2020. In the trials chaired by federal judges Rozhkov Anatoly Vladimirovich and Zaycev Roman Yevgeniyevich, rejected the request of the investigating body to extend the detention of the accused based on Part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (hooliganism, ie resistance to a government official or other person who grossly violates public order, who is openly disrespectful to society by a group of persons or an organized group, and who is responsible for maintaining public order or preventing the violation of public order) and released them from the courtroom.
However, because of preliminary investigation continues, a written undertaking was taken from the accused persons regarding not leaving the city of Moscow. It should be noted that judge Anatoly Vladimirovich Rozhkov addressing the defendants during the trial brought into attention that he understands that the riots in Moscow are related to the Nagorno Garabagh conflict, however, the actions that may lead to the violation of public order are unacceptable in the city of Moscow, in general in the territory of Russian Federation,” the information of the Embassy stresses.