Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Javadova / The criminal trial involving Azerbaijan's former Minister of Economic Development, Farhad Aliyev, his brother Rafik Aliyev, former President of the Azpetrol Group of Companies, and seventeen other people, has continued on the 6th of June at the Court of Heinous Crimes presided by Judge Tofik Pashayev.
According to Aliyev, he was arrested on the 19th of October 2005 with accusations of attempting to produce a coup d'etat with Rasul Guliyev. Later he was accused of his labor activities. The former Minister denies the charges against him. Aliyev claims that the evidence was taken under pressure.
The court session continues.