Judge Sentencing Former Senior Azeri Interior Ministry Official & Members of Criminal Gang

Society Materials 16 January 2007 15:41

On 15 January, the Judge of the Court of Heinous Crimes of Azerbaijan, Ali Seyfaliyev, is announcing the sentences for the former senior official of the Head Investigation Department of the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry Haji Mammadov and the criminal gang headed by him, Trend reports.

The court proceedings commenced in August 2006, headed by the former Head of Head Investigation Department, Zakir Nasirov and former Chief of Property Crimes Department of the Head Investigation Department, Kamil Sedreddinov, and other people working in bodies of Interior Ministry.

It was confirmed through court that the members of the gang have participated in kidnapping and assassination of Director of the State Concern Azernaglsanaye, Nazim Pashayev and his driver Namik Abbasov, Section Chief of the Interior Ministry's Department for Fight with Narcotics, Azer Ismaylov, assassination of Vice President of AFFA, Fatulla Huseynov, Department Chief of the Republic Prosecutor's Office, Rovshan Aliyev, as well as the kidnapping of several other victims.

At present the Judge is announcing the evidence of the accused, victims and witnesses, as well as the application submitted to the Court.

It is expected that by the end of the day, the sentences will be passed.