Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
By Samir Ali – Trend:
An appeal has been filed against the court decision with regard to Jahangir Hajiyev, former chairman of the board of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA), Hajiyev’s lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told Trend.
Mehdiyev said the appeal, submitted to the Baku Court of Appeal, asked to acquit Jahangir Hajiyev.
Earlier, Baku Grave Crimes Court sentenced Jahangir Hajiyev to 15 years in prison.
Hajiyev was arrested Dec. 5, 2015 in accordance with a decision of the Baku City Narimanov District Court. His arrest term has been extended three times.
Hajiyev and other seven people are charged under various articles of the Criminal Code, including misappropriation, abuse of office, causing huge damage by fraud, embezzlement through the abuse of office, and bribing.