Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Samir Ali - Trend:
The Sabail District Court of Baku has granted the request of the arrested former chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan, Jahangir Hajiyev, regarding exceeding the period of his detention at the Interior Ministry's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime, Hajiyev's lawyer said March 11.
Under a decision of the prosecutor general's office, the former chairman of the International Bank was transferred to the Interior Ministry's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime for investigation purposes on Dec. 30, 2015, and was kept there until Jan. 21, 2016, which exceeds the period allowed by the law, according to the lawyer.
Judge Rauf Ahmadov delivered a verdict, which finds the decision of the prosecutor general's office as illegal, and the complaint lodged by the lawyer was granted.
Jahangir Hajiyev is charged under various articles of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan, including misappropriation, abuse of office, fraud by causing huge damage, embezzlement through the abuse of office and bribing.