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Lawyers make speeches at hearing of IBA ex-head - UPDATED


Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Monday resumed the hearing after break on the case of Chairman of the Board of “International Bank of Azerbaijan” OJSC Jahangir Hajiyev and seven more people connected with him.

 

During the hearing presided over by judge Afghan Hajiyev, lawyers made speeches.

 

Lawyer Fakhreddin Mehdiyev called the claims against his defendant illegal. “According to the requirements of the Criminal Code, it is a civil case and civil proceeding should be started. Therefore, this criminal case should be terminated. The preliminary and court investigations on this case were biased,” he said.

 

The lawyer added that court didn’t objectively investigate how these credits were spent.

 

Mehdiyev said the court rejected all petitions and called the investigation incomplete.

 

He said that the prosecutor asks unreal penalty for the accused persons and his speech is not in line with reality.

 

A.Layijov, the other lawyer of Hajiyev, claimed that the defendant is innocent. “Every day, a different figure is announced regarding the damage. We have several times filed petitions asking some persons to be questioned, however they were rejected. How can it be possible that the investigators created a group to summon Zamira Hajiyeva, but you cannot involve Khagani Bashirov into investigation?

 

The lawyer asked the court to acquit Jahangir Hajiyev.

 

Lawyers of other accused persons also made speeches, claimed their defendants are innocent and asked the court to acquit them.

 

The hearing will be continued on Oct.5.

 

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Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. The Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Monday resumed the hearing in the case of the former head of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) and seven more people connected with him.  

 

During the hearing presided over by judge Afghan Hajiyev, representatives of “Aqrar Kredit” CJSC asked the court to seize AZN 7,624,000 from the accused persons.

 

Then, Hajiyev’s lawyer filed a motion for acquittal of his defendant.

 

The hearing will be continued after the break.

 

The former head of the International Bank of Azerbaijan Jahangir Hajiyev, the former heads of the bank’s Central branch Anar Sultanov and Ilgar Abdullayev, the former director of Inter Security LLC Ibrahim Huseynov, the former head of the bank’s Central branch Yusif Alakbarov, the former head of the bank’s Transport Branch Kanan Orujov, the former head of the bank’s Narimanov Branch Mammad Jahangirov and the former director of the Baku hazelnut factory Azad Javadov, who are involved in the case, are charged under articles 179.3.1, 179.3.2 (embezzlement on a large scale by an organized group), 308.2 (abuse of power, resulting in grave consequences), 309.2 (abuse of power, resulting in grave crimes), 313 (official forgery), 228.1 and 228.4 (illegal storage and carrying of firearms). 

 

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