Victims testified at trial of Azerbaijani security’s ex-employees - UPDATED-1

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21 November 2016

Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court continued on Monday the trial 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.

 

Attorney Shahin Rafiyev told reporters that firstly the victims testified at the hearing. Victim Shahmar Gurbanov confirmed his testimony to the investigation, as well as the civil action. Chovdarov claimed that he is lying. Victims answered the questions of prosecutor and attorneys.

 

Chovdarov’s attorney Shahin Rafiyev tried to appeal against the judges, but the judge didn’t allow. Chovdarov’s health deteriorated during the hearing. He received medical aid. Physician said his heart rate increased. Thus, the hearing was postponed to Nov. 23.

 

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Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court continued on Monday the trial 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.

 

A bill of indictment announced at the trial held behind closed doors.

 

Then, the accused persons pleaded themselves not guilty. The break was announced at the hearing.

 

Following the break, it will be agreed whether the victims or accused persons will testify. 

 

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Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court continued on Monday the trial 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.

 

A bill of indictment announced at the trial held behind closed doors.

 

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.

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