Azerbaijan considers appeal of security guard of assassinated Lieut. General
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend , H. Bagirov /
A trial over Elshan Eyvazov, who worked as security guard of the house of former air forces commander, Lieutenant General Rail Rzayev, has begun.
Today Baku Appeal Court held preparatory hearing on Elshan Eyvazov's appeal.
The judicial review is scheduled for March 18.
The Yasamal District Court sentenced Eyvazov to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment. The criminal case launched under the article 320.1 was closed.
Eyvazov is charged with Articles 234.1 (illegal purchase or storage without a purpose of selling of narcotics or psychotropic substances in a quantity (amount) exceeding necessary for personal consumption), 320.1 (Fake of certificate or other official document giving the rights or releasing from duties, with a view of its use or selling of such document, as well as manufacturing in same purposes or selling of counterfeit state awards of the Azerbaijan Republic, stamps, seals, forms), 178.2.4 (swindle with causing damage in the significant size) of the Criminal Code. According to the indictment, the opium was found in Eyvazov's car.
Eyvazov has worked as security guard of Rail Rzayev's house for three years. Rail Rzayev's assassination happened while he was on duty Feb.11, 2009. Eyvazov was arrested by Yasamal District Police Department's employees Feb.17.
Azerbaijani Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Rail Rzayev was shot Feb.11 2009. Professional officers of the Republican Prosecutor General's Office, Interior Ministry and National Security Ministry formed an operation-investigation group to investigate the case.