The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan on Thursday considered a cassation appeal filed against the court decision with regard to Jahangir Hajiyev, former chairman of the board of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA), APA reported.
Hajiyev’s lawyers filed a petition asking the court for time to reconsider the appeal. The court upheld the petition. Thus, the court sent the appeal back.
A judge said that a cassation appeal was also filed against the court decision on another accused Azad Javadov. The judge noted that both defendants appealed sent an appeal to the court, in which they confirmed the petitions of their lawyers.
The former chairman of the board of the International Bank of Azerbaijan Jahangir Hajiyev, the former heads of the bank’s Central branch Anar Sultanov and Ilgar Abdullayev, the former director of Inter Security LLC Ibrahim Huseynov, the former head of the bank’s Central branch Yusif Alakbarov, the former head of the bank’s Transport Branch Kanan Orujov, the former head of the bank’s Narimanov Branch Mammad Jahangirov and the former director of the Baku hazelnut factory Azad Javadov, who are involved in the case, were arrested on charges under articles 179.3.1, 179.3.2 (embezzlement on a large scale by an organized group), 308.2 (abuse of power, resulting in grave consequences), 309.2 (abuse of power, resulting in grave crimes), 313 (official forgery), 228.1 and 228.4 (illegal storage and carrying of firearms).
Jahangir Hajiyev was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Azad Javadov to 10 years and 11 months, Yusif Alakbarov to 7.5 years, and Ibrahim Huseynov to 6 years and 5 months. Mammad Jahangirov got 7 years and 6 months of suspended sentence.
The appeals filed by the defendants against the court decision were denied.