Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 25 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijan scientist Rashid Aliyev will sue the Iranian company Sazan Electronics Industry.
"I was released from custody 10 days ago," he said at a news conference today. "I have serious health problems. I intend to sue Sazan Elestronics Industry."
He added that he had not signed any contract with the company to develop secret projects.
"We primarily produced lasers for civilian use," Aliyev said. "Our technology sold successfully. Then we received a military order, but I refused."
Aliyev said he was repeatedly transferred from one prison to another during his detention.
"In every prison Azerbaijani forces rallied around me, took care of me, respected and informed me about developments back home," he said. "Thus, they changed my location several times."
Aliyev was employed by Sazan Elestronics Industry under a cooperation agreement with Baku State University. He worked with the company from 2006 to 2008. The company's management repeatedly asked the scientist to move to Iran permanently, but Aliyev refused. After several requests by Director Abbas Eftekhari, Aliyev traveled back to Iran where he was then arrested due to "visa problems."
An Iranian court sentenced Aliyev in absentia to three years in prison. Aliyev was released on Aug. 11 after having spent one year and 10 months in custody.