Azerbaijani Former Economic Development Minister’s Advocate Makes Protective Speech
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Javadova / The trial of the former Azerbaijani Economic Development Minister, Farhad Aliyev, his brother Rafig Aliyev, former President of the Azpetrol group of companies, and other seventeen defendants continued on 3 October at the Court of Heinous Crimes of Azerbaijan.
Farhad Aliyev's advocate Elton Guliyev said that Aliyev's rights have been violated since his arrest. During the court investigation, harsh testimonies did not his guilt. Despite that several investigations were held at the Ministry of Economic Development during Aliyev's arrest, nothing illegal has been discovered. Therefore, during the initial investigation fabricated accusations were made against Aliyev.