Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 20
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
A court session on the criminal case against Khadija Ismayilova continued at the Baku Court of Heinous Crimes August 20.
Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva chaired the session.
Baku's Tax Department specialist Imran Nurmammadov, who drew up an interim act on Ismayilova's criminal case, gave testimony.
He reiterated everything written in the act.
Nurmammadov said that despite the funds were transferred to the Baku bureau of Azadlig radio, the purpose of their spending was not specified. Thus, there were no documents about the purpose of spending these funds.
He also said that the Baku bureau of Azadlig Radio worked without a license in 2008. This is regarded as illegal business activity.
While answering Ismayilova's question, Nurmammadov said that as the head of the bureau, she is responsible for the offenses during the period of her activity.
Then the court heard evidence from a second specialist of the Tax Department Elchin Aliyev, who also participated in the drafting of the interim certificate.
Aliyev also confirmed tax and financial irregularities in the certificate.
Once the evidence of witnesses were heard, lawyers for Khadija Ismailova made a petition that the interim certificate be withdrawn from the list of evidence.
In response, the state prosecutor Ramazan Khadiyev said that the certificate was compiled accurately and in full compliance with the requirements of the law and, therefore, there are no reasons to withdraw it from the list of evidence. He asked to reject the petition, and the court granted the request of the prosecution.
Then Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva announced the completion of the trial.
The state prosecutor asked the judge to give him time to speak.
Therefore, the judge announced a break until 11:00 a.m. (GMT + 5 hours) August 21.
Ismayilova was arrested under the article 125 (incitement to suicide) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Then, new charges were brought against her under the articles 179.3.2 (large-scale misappropriation and embezzlement), 192.2.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse of official duties) of Azerbaijan's Criminal Code.
Edited by CN