Crimea court to sentence preventive punishment of Azeri ex-Speaker
(Noviy Region) вЂ" The Bakhchasaray district court of Crimea will consider possible issue of a permission for the Prosecutor Office on arrest of Rasul Guliyev, Azerbaijani ex-speaker a source at the law-enforcement bodies of Crimea told Trend.
The same time, the Crimea milisia [police] and prosecutorвЂ™s office do not provide information on the time the court session is to start. Also there is no data on clarifying the reasons for submission of the case on Guliyev, detained in Simferopol, to Bakhchasaray.
Meanwhile, the Crimea was to shop a news conference to be conducted at 13:00 [local hours] by the British citizens, who accompanied the Azerbaijani oppositionist until his arrest. In particular Robert Steward, Andrea Hopson and Ilgar Guliyev, the ex-SpeakerвЂ™s nephew, who was in the airliner with Guliyev, are expected to address to journalists.
Guliyev was detained at Simferopol airport last evening. It occurred after an airliner flying from London to Baku changed its route and landed in Crimea. Crimea law-enforcement motivated it that Guliyev was in an international search and he was arrested at the order of Interpol.
According to Ramil Usubov, the Azerbaijani Interior Minister, Ukraine has passed an inquiry on GuliyevвЂ™s extradition. In accordance with the in international agreements, the legal proceedings might take from 30 to 40 days.
Only the Prosecutor GeneralвЂ™s Office takes a resolution on extradition, though the Interior MinistryвЂ™s agreements is needed. However, the post of the Prosecutor General in Ukraine is vacant following the recent resignation of Svyatoslav Piskun from this office.