Baku court resumes trial of defendants in case over deadly high-rise fire

Baku court resumes trial of defendants in case over deadly high-rise fire
# 20 December 2016 12:03 (UTC +04:00)

Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Tuesday continued the trial of those who are accused in the criminal case initiated over a deadly fire that occurred in a high-rise in Baku last year.

 

A public prosecutor said the defendants were proven guilty during the judicial investigation.

 

The prosecutor demanded 10-year imprisonment for Miryusif Mahmudov, founder of Global Stone LLC and Global Construction LLC, that constructed the building’s façade with low-quality cladding materials; 7-year imprisonment for Gazanfar Novruzov, former deputy head of Binagadi district executive power; 8-year imprisonment for Ugur Bashirov, general manager of Global Stone LLC; 7-year imprisonment for Adalat Rajabov, former head of housing and communal services of Binagadi district; 5-year imprisonment for head of Nizami Orujov, Binagadi district housing and public utility; Aghajavad Mammadov, chief of testing laboratory of 'Dernegul Boru Zavodu' Closed Joint Stock Company and Akif Alibayov, director general of the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health.

 

The hearing will be resumed on Dec. 29.

 

A huge fire occurred in a high-rise in the Azadlig Avenue of Baku on 19 May 2015, leaving 15 people dead and 50 others injured.  

 

Due to the existence of sufficient suspicions of damaging the rights and legally protected interests of citizens and state as a result of not using authorities through duties assigned its observance, Miryusif Mahmudov, founder of Global Stone LLC and Global Construction LLC, Ugur Bashirov, General Manager of Global Stone LLC, which produced polyurethane for facing buildings, Deputy Chairman of Global Construction LLC Alakbar Asgarov, head of the economic department of Binagadi district executive power and former head of housing and communal services of Binagadi district in 2012-2013, Adalat Rajabov, head of Binagadi district housing and public utility Nizami Orujov were sentenced to 4-month imprisonment under articles #225.2 (infringement of fire safety rules which on imprudence brought to death of a victim or other heavy consequences) and #308.2 (abusing official powers entailed heavy consequences) of the Criminal Code.  They were sentenced to four months in prison. Their prison term has been extended several times.

        

Chief of Testing Laboratory of 'Dernegul Boru Zavodu' Closed Joint Stock Company Mammadov Aghajavad, Director General of the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health Alibayov Akif were also involved in the criminal case, but they were not sentenced to pre-trial detention.

 

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED