Azerbaijani bank ex-head transferred to directorate for fighting organized crime
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
By Samir Mammadov - Trend:
Former chairman of Azerbaijan's International Bank, Jahangir Hajiyev, who is under arrest, was transferred from the Baku investigatory isolation ward to the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime operating under Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry, Hajiyev's lawyer Agil Layijev told Trend Jan. 6.
Hajiyev is being charged under various articles of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan, including the misappropriation, the abuse of office, fraud by causing huge damage, embezzlement through the abuse of office, and bribing. Earlier, a court in Azerbaijan chose a preventive measure against Hajiyev in the form of arrest for a period of four months.
"Jahangir Hajiyev was taken to the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime on Dec. 30, where he will be kept for ten days," said the lawyer. "He was transferred there in connection with investigative actions."
Layijev went on to add that last time he met with Hajiyev on January 5, and that the arrested had no complaints regarding detention conditions and his health.
"He timely takes medicines," said the lawyer. "But since the day of his transfer to the Directorate, he is not allowed to talk on the phone and receive parcels."