Azerbaijan, Baku, May 28 / Trend H.Bagirov /
An Azerbaijani court did not grant the appeal of a man accused of committing armed attacks.
The Baku Appeals Court did not grant the appeal of Bilasuvar resident Anara Jafarli, who was a member of an organized gang accused of contract killings, armed attacks and other serious crimes. The court supported the Baku Heinous Crimes Court's verdict of 14 years imprisonment.
Jafarli was charged under Article 217.2 (Participation in a Gang), and Article 120.2.4 (Deliberate Murder) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
According to the indictment, Jafarli murdered several individuals together with Parviz Mammadov, Mushfig Mammadov and Imran Jannatov.
The gang carried out an armed attack on a suburban house owned by Vasif Gadimov in the Buzovna village Nov.13, 2002. Gadimov died from a gunshot wound.
The gang members stole $414,500 and $100,000 in jewelry.
The gang members also carried out several raids on Baku apartments.
The gang consisted of 10 individuals. Law enforcement officials arrested nine members in 2004. The Heinous Crimes Court sentenced three to life imprisonment and six to 10-15 years in prison.
Earlier Jafarli went into hiding in Russia. He returned to Azerbaijan in late 2009 and voluntarily surrendered to law enforcement officials.