Former police chief accused of committing serious crimes sentenced in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 / Trend H.Bagirov /
An Azerbaijani court sentenced a former police chief accused of committing serious crimes.
Today, the Baku Heinous Crimes Court sentenced Mammadali Aliyev to 13 years imprisonment.
Aliyev was charged with premeditated murder.
An unknown man's dead body was found at a water plump station in the Samur-Absheron Canal in the Sitalchay village of the Khizi region May 10, 1993, the National Security Ministry said Oct. 27. It was discovered that the unknown dead body belonged to Javanshir Piriyev, who was born in the Arikhli village of the Georgian Bolnisi Region in 1952, and lived in Baku. He left his home in a GAZ-2410 at 2:00 p.m. April 13, 1993 and went missing.
According to experts, Piriyev was shot dead with an AK-74. Unknown individuals were said to have visited his home, demanding a large sum of cash from his relatives to ensure his return. They refused to pay the ransom, and Piriyev was later found dead.
The case went cold May 30, 1994.
Investigations resumed again after Mammadov's criminal gang was exposed.
An investigation revealed that Mammadali Aliyev, the former chief of the Absheron District Police Department, had killed Piriyev. Aliyev had been wanted for heinous crimes since 1995.
In his testimony, Aliyev refuted other accusations of planning to assassinate the president in 1996 and taking part in promoting terrorist groups and a possible coup.
However, Aliyev admitted to organizing the escape of former Defense Minister Rahim Gaziyev from a National Security Ministry prison.
Aliyev was arrested on Oct. 28, 2008 by the National Security Ministry after a testimony by former Interior Ministry Head Criminal Investigation Department senior security officer Haji Mammadov.
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