Court Proceedings of Former Officials of Azerbaijani Airlines to be Held Privately
Azerbaijan, Baku, 31 January / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / Court proceedings on the case of the ex-chief of the Aviation Security Service of AZAL State concern and four other officials of the company will be held behind closed doors. The decision was taken during the preliminary session of the Azerbaijani Martial Heinous Crime Court on 31 January.
The accused persons are Emil Suleymanov, the former chief of AZAL Airlines Security service, Tair Asadzadeh, specialist on electronics, Faig Guliyev, former engineer-programmer, Tamerlan Mikailov, head of operative service, and Rafet Aliyev, colonel-lieutenant of National Security Ministry. They are accused of contravening Article 228 (illegal acquisition, transmission, sale, transport or keeping of guns and explosions), Article 302 (violation of law draft on operative-research activity) and Article 308 (misappropriation of power). Furthermore, Suleymanov is accused of contravening Article 274 (state treason).
During the proceedings held under the chairmanship of the judge Mursal Aliyev, the attorney of Guliyev and Asadzadeh noted that the accusations brought against his clients were groundless and they brought a petition to stop the criminal investigation.
Mikailov's attorney held a petition to change the arrest of his client, and Zaur Ibadov, Suleymanov's attorney held a petition concerning the appeal in compliance with the Articles 228, 308 and 302 of the Criminal Court of Azerbaijan. . However, the court did not approve the petition.
The Court took the decision to hold the proceedings behind closed doors in order to follow the State secret proposed by Prosecutor Togrul Huseynov.
The court proceedings will begin on 14 February.