Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / The decision on the appeal of the detained ex-officer of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Internal Ministry of Azerbaijan, Haji Mammadov, and other members of his group, will be announced on 28 November. The verdict has already been decided, the Baku Appeal Court reported Trend news agency.
As a result of an illegal operation Mammadov and members of his group were arrested. Mammadov said the other members of the gang are still free. As a result of an investigation held by the National Security Ministry it was revealed that the members of the gang committed 13 murders and 8 abductions. Mammadov has been charged with 80 Articles of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code. His prosecutor asked to remain in force until the sentence has been announced to Mammadov and the members of his group.
The Court ruled Mammadov's property was to be seized and he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Members of the gang Farhad Mammadbayov (with confiscation of property), Eldar Rahimov (with confiscation of property), Malik Mammadov (with confiscation of property), Huseyin Abdulvahabov (with confiscation of property), Zakir Nasirov (with confiscation of property), Kamil Sadraddinov (with confiscation of property), Musa Dabuyev, Aslanbay Chintamirov, and Yagir Mammadov were sentenced to life imprisonment. The other defendants Nizami Abdullayev (with confiscation of property), Sidak Abdulvahabov, Rovshan Agayev were sentenced to fifteen years, Naila Guliyeva (with confiscation of property) and thirteen years, Adalat Asadullayev and Novruz Nuriyev sentenced to twelve years, Aligulu Guliyev, Nishad Ismayilov sentenced to ten years, Faik Guliyev, Elchin Aliyev (with confiscation of property) and nine years, and Mehman Hasanov, Fariz Gamidov, and Elshan Mirzayev to eight years imprisonment.