State Prosecutor Asks to Punish 15 High Ranging Officers of Azerbaijani Armed Forces

Politics Materials 3 May 2008 12:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 May / Trend corr. S.Bagirov / The State Prosecutor asked to punish 15 high ranging officers of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the judicial proceedings under the chairmanship of the judge Zeynal Agayev in the Martial Court. According to Trend , the State Prosecutor asked to sentence Arzu Ibrahimov to ten years of imprisonment and deprive his military power for one years period, Mehti Abbasov - seven conventional years and to pay 500-fold compensation for caused damage, Fizuli Valiyev and Tahir Safarov - two conventional years of imprisonment, Altay Mammadov -three conventional years, Asif Suleymanov -three years and six months of imprisonment, Sakit Aliyev - three years, Ilgar Safarov -two conventional years, Rizvan Bayramov - two conventional years, Emin Aliyev -two conventional years, Akif Bayramov - to pay 1,000-fold compensation for caused damage, Nadir Gabilov -to pay 2,000-fold compensation for caused damage and Valeh Gasimov -five years of imprisonment and to deprive his military power for one year period.

The date for the next proceedings was scheduled for 8 May at 10.30a.m.

The aforesaid officers are charged with the Articles 179.3.1, 179.3.2 (misappropriation of other's property) 313 (service forgery) and 341 (abuse of power) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.

Arzu Ibrahimov, former commander of the N military unit of Air Force and Military-Air Forces at the Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan, with group of other officers stole combustive-lubricating products in 2004 and 2005 from the unit and caused serious damage to the unit. Valeh Gasimov, responsible for the combustive-lubricating products, connected with Sakit Aliyev, Fizuli Valiyev and Altay Mammadov, residents of Dallar village of Shamkir region, as well as Asaf Suleymanov, Khayyam Jafarov, Tahir Safarov and Ilgar Safarov, drivers of the filing station in the village. The aforesaid persons shared purchase, transport and sale of the fuel amongst themselves. Later, they took the fuel from the unit secretly and sold the fuel to Dallar-based filling station. The members of the group were later detained.

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