Head of Grouping Connected with Al Qaeda Terrorist Organization Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 July/ Trend , corr K. Zarbaliyeva/ The head of the grouping connected with Al-Qaeda and Al-Jihad terrorist organizations has been sentenced to 14 years in jail. He will serve his sentence in a prison of high security.
On 28 July, a verdict was brought upon Naif Abdulkarim Al Badavi with a nickname of Abu Jafar of Arab origin, who founded illegal armed grouping in Azerbaijan connected with Al-Qaeda and Al-Jihad terrorist organizations and other 17 members of the grouping in the Court for Grave Crimes.
The court sitting on this criminal case examined the cases of Abu Jafar and other members of the grouping including Mirza Babayev, Gadir Hajiyev, Vugar Aliyev, Emin Jami, Logman Muradov, Habil Masmaliyev, Parviz Karimov, Vidadi Karimov, Adil Heraykhanov, Vitaliy Agamammadov, Asaf Khazarov, Danil Abuyev, Rafael Rahimov and Elchin Alimirzayev, well-known with nickname of Abdul Malik and Haji.
One of the members of the group Elchin Alimirzayev has been sentenced to 12 years in jail of high security and other members from 3 to 9 years in jail.
The members of the grouping, the investigations of which were conducted by the Central Investigation Department of the National Security Ministry, are charged with founding illegal armed groupings (292.2), resistance and using force toward representatives of government (315.2), illegal purchase, sale, hand-over and storing of arms and its component parts, ammunition, explosives.
The head of the grouping and several other members were detained on 2 to 3 November 2007 by the special division Gartal of the Ministry of National Security. On 26 September 2007, one of the members of the grouping Telman Abdullayev shot two police officers and hided himself during the joint measures conducted by the law enforcement bodies to detain this group.
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