Hearing on Former Economic Development Minister to Continue

Society Materials 16 May 2007 17:11 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. E. Javadov / The solicitation by the attorneys of Farhad Aliyev, former Azerbaijani Minister for Economy, and his brother Rafik Aliyev, former president of the Azpetrol group of companies, and seventeen other defendants was declined at the hearing. The judge explained his decision by the fact that the state prosecution was carried out in accordance with the Defence Department of the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan.

The attorneys of the former Minister Ramiz Mammadov protested against the acting of Bashir Jafarov and Nazir Bayramov as state prosecutor at the hearing presided by Judge Tofik Pashayev.

The attorney claimed that the Prosecutor General stuck to his unchanged position towards the Aliyevs.

The trial is in progress.