Appeal of Former Azerbaijan Health Minister Presented for Consideration
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The appeal of the former Azerbaijani Health Minister, Ali Insanov, was put forward for consideration.
Muzaffar Agazadeh, is the judge commissioned to consider Insanov's appeal against the decision of the Azerbaijani Appeal Court. The appeal will be considered on 24 July.
Insanov demanded that the decision of the preparatory hearing of the Appeal Court be overturned.
During the preparatory hearing Insanov's lawyers petitioned the court to reconsider the decision made against the minister and to change the sentence from imprisonment to another penalty, but the petition did not satisfy Sultan Huseynov, the judge.
The criminal trial at the Appeal Court was adjourned to a later unknown date.
The former minister was arrested in October 2005 for an attempted coup d'etat, appropriation and embezzlement of state property, exceeding his commissions and responsibilities, and other serious crimes and was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment and confiscation of his property. At present, Ali Insanov is being detained at the Penal Service of the Bail Investigation cell. The minister is demanding a transfer to the medical institution of the Penal Service due to a hernia on his spine.