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Preliminary hearing held in case of Azerbaijani MNS ex-general


The Baku Military Court on Thursday held a preliminary hearing in the criminal case of Major General Elchin Guliyev, former chief of the Anti-Terrorist Center of the liquidatedMinistry of National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan and several others arrested alongside him.

 

At the hearing presided over by judge Elbeyi Allahverdiyev, attorneys of the accused persons filed petitions for commutation of their defendants pre-trial detentions to house arrests, termination of criminal case and return of the case to the preliminary investigation.  

 

Court rejected the petitions. The hearing will be continued on May 4.                                                                         

 

Following the scandals surrounding the MNS, Elchin Guliyev was dismissed and appointed department head at the MNS Academy named after Heydar Aliyev. He was then arrested.

 

Elchin Guliyev and the others face the charges under the Articles 145.3 (Illegal imprisonment on negligence ended with death of the victim or other serious consequences, 181.3.1 (Burglary by organized group), 181.3.2 (Burglary with a view to occupy large size of property), 182.3.1 (Extortion by organized group), 182.3.2 (Extortion with a purpose of occupying large size of property), 302.2 (Infringement of the legislation on operative - search activity committed with use of special means, intended for secret dredging the information), 308.2 (Abusing official powers) 309.2 (Excess of official powers committed with application of violence or with threat of its application, or with application of weapon or other special means, or entailed heavy consequences),  311.3.1 (Reception of a bribe on preliminary arrangement by group of persons or organized group), 311.3.2 (repeated reception of a bribe), 311.3.3 (reception of a bribe in the large amount) of the Criminal Code. 

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