Appeal of Former Senior Officer of Azerbaijani Interior Ministry Rejected
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The appeal by the former senior official of the Head Investigation Department at the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry and other prosecuted people against the previous judgment made at the Appeal Court's preparatory hearing was rejected. On 17 July the hearing at the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the preparatory hearing. Advocate Adil Ismaylov said that a judge in the Appeal Court had not been determined yet to consider the case.
Presided by Judge Shahin Yusifov, the preparatory hearing of the Appeal Court over the appeal regarding the sentence of Haji Mammadov, charged with numerous murders and many other crimes, as well as the members of his gang, appeal to the advocates to throw out the case and have it re-investigated was rejected.
The defendants and lawyers complained to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan because of their dissatisfaction at the outcome of their appeal at the preparation hearing.
In compliance with the decision of the Court, Mammadov was sentenced to life imprisonment and confiscation of his property.