Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / After the statement by the former senior official of the Head Investigation Department of the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry, Haji Mammadov, that the Editor-in-Chief of Monitor Magazine had been killed by the criminal gangwho he lead, according to the order of the ex-Minister of Economic Development, Farhad Aliyev, a criminal case has been filed and investigations are continuing at the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security Investigations Department.
The First Deputy Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan, Rustam Usubov, reported on 1 May that currently the documents concerning Mammadov's statement are being investigated. He stressed that relevant measures are taken with the Prosecutor General's Office of Georgia to arrest the killers of the Azerbaijani journalist. "We are continuously inquiring with them and receive replies within a short period of time. The investigators of the Ministry of National Security and the Prosecutor General's Office are sent to Georgia and hold joint investigations," Usubov said.