Full list of prisoners pardoned by Azerbaijani President
President’s press service told APA that the head of state noted that he issued the pardon decree pursuing the policy of Azerbaijani state based on humanism and justice principles, considering the appeals of a number of prisoners, their families, Ombudsman, human rights organizations and Press Council, taking into account the prisoners’ health, family, served part of the imprisonment, behavior, believing in correctional importance of release and whishing the pardoned persons’ observing laws.
19:56 28 December
Materials of the criminal case on high rise building collapse in Azerbaijani capital submitted to court
Materials of the criminal case on the collapse of the high rise building in Yasamal district, Murtuza Mukhtarov street, 185 launched in Baku city Prosecutor’s Office have been submitted to Azerbaijani Court of Grave Crimes, Alibaba Rzayev, lawyer for defendant Asgar Aliyev told APA. The lawyer said the defence has already got acquainted with the criminal case.
17:52 26 December
Azerbaijani rights defender: We want pardon decree to be first of all applicable to 9 journalists and 11 ill-health prisoners
Rights defenders want the expected pardon decree to be applicable to 9 imprisoned journalists and 11 ill-health prisoners, member of the Monitoring Group of Human Rights Organizations Saida Gojamanli said, APA reports. The rights defender said that national hero Rasim Akbarov, former members of OMON (Special Purpose Detachment of Militsiya) Sakhavat Humbatov, Raif Huseynov, Bahram Azizov, ex-health minister Ali Insanov, former official of President’s Office Akif Muradverdiyev, former chief of 23rd police Mushfig Madatov, chairman of Yeni Fikir Youth Movement Ruslan Bashirli and three prisoners suffering from tuberculosis have been included into the list of 11 ill-health prisoners.
17:20 19 December
Detained director of Mutafakkir construction company Ali Muradov dies in Justice Ministry Medical Center
Muradov died of heart failure in the evening on November 18. 73-year old Muradov suffered from several diseases. Baku Appeals Court did not sustain appeal on changing arrest on him.
19:33 19 November
Azerbaijani President decrees on defining the composition of Heydar Aliyev Award Commission
The commission includes Prime Minister Artur Rasizadeh, Head of President’s Office Ramiz Mehdiyev, Deputy Prime Minister Elchin Efendiyev, president of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Mahmud Karimov, president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev, Education Minister Misir Mardanov, Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev, Communication and Information Technologies Minister Ali Abbasov, Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov, chief of President’s Office humanitarian policy department Fatma Abdullazadeh, first vice-president of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh, vice-president of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Akif Alizadeh, academic secretary of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences humanities and social sciences department Agamusa Akhundov, director of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Literature Institute Bakir Nabiyev, chairman of Azerbaijan Writers’ Union Anar Rzayev, chairman of Azerbaijan Artists’ Union Farhad Khalilov, chief of Azerbaijan Composers’ Union Firangiz Alizadeh, chief of Azerbaijan Cinematographers Union Rustam Ibrahimbayov, chief of Azerbaijan Theater Figures Azerpasha Nematov, Azerbaijan Architects’ Union Abbas Alasgarov, chief of Azerbaijan Culture Fund Kamal Abdullayev, people’s artist Tahir Salahov and president of Azerbaijan Professional Film Directors Guild Eldar Guliyev. The Cabinet of Ministers is commissioned to solve the related issues. /APA/
20:47 14 November
Technical and medical judgments of building collapse in Azerbaijani capital made public
“We are familiar with both judgments. The medical judgment shows death causes of those who died in building collapse. Technical judgment clarifies the causes of the collapse. The conclusion is that the construction was not carried out in line with the project,” he said.
17:50 01 November
Rustam Usubov: Old heating batteries were used instead of fittings while constructing the building collapsed in Murtuza Mukhtarov street
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19:13 22 October
Imprisoned director general of Mutafakkir LLC Ali MUradov does not feel better
Ali Muradov, director general of Mutafakkir construction company, who was arrested in connection with the building collapse in Murtuza Mukhtarov street, 185 in Yasamal district, is still held in the medical center of the penitentiary service. Muradov’s lawyer Alibaba Rzayev told APA that the fact is being investigated. Only five have been held accountable on the fact so far. The medical center told APA that Muradov’s health condition is stable. He does not feel better.
19:37 09 October
Investigation into the case of former high-ranking officials on article coup suspended
The service said that the criminal case launched on this article, has been separated from the cases launched on other articles. Since the persons accused on the criminal case on article 278 and witnesses are abroad, the investigation has been suspended until they are brought to the country. The investigation will be restored after they are brought to the country and held accountable.
14:31 05 October
Baku prosecutor: Only five have been held accountable over the building collapse in Murtuza Mukhtarov street
The prosecutor said that the investigation is not over and judgments of the examinations have not been received yet.
11:07 03 October
First deputy Prosecutor General: The residents of the buildings next to the collapsed one in Murtuza Mukhtarov str, 185 are interrogated
He said that the bodies were examined, shown to their relations and handed over after the relations recognized them. The families of those who died and injured during the accident were offered assistance.
12:18 01 October
Baku Appeals Court upholds decision on Ali Insanov
Akif Maharramov’s sentence was commuted from 9 years to 7 years, six months and one day and Alexander Umnyashkin’s sentence from 3 years to 1 year, 11 months and 2 days taking into account their house arrest.
11:32 21 September
Court hearing on appeal against court decision on Ali Insanov postponed
Baku Appeals Court postponed the court hearing on the appeal filed by Ali Insanov and others against the decision of the Court of Grave Crimes. APA reports that the court did not publicize the reasons of postponement.
11:55 20 September
Azadliq alliance holds roundtable on Europe Union – Azerbaijan Action Plan
Azadliq alliance organized a roundtable on Europe Union – Azerbaijan Action Plan signed between Azerbaijan and Europe Union in 2006, APA reports.
19:22 18 September
Director general of Mutafakkir LLC detained over building collapse in Azerbaijani capital transferred to medical center
He suffers from heart attack and prostatitis.
18:04 17 September
Public prosecutor wants the court to uphold Ali Insanov’s sentence
The prosecutor asked the court to commute Akif Maharramov’s arrest from 9 years to 7 years and six months taking into account his house arrest and commute Alexander Umnyashkin from 3 years to 1 year and 10 months taking into account his house arrest. The public prosecutor considered it expedient to commute arrest of Fakhraddin Abbasov and Parviz Kazimov from 7 months to 5 years and 6 months taking into account their family, testimonies in initial investigation and their help in disposing the criminals. The prosecutor wanted the court to uphold the decision of the court of first instance about Ali Insanov, Anar Namazov and Eldar Rzayev.
17:53 13 September
Decision on arrest of Mutafakkir LLC officials over building collapse in Azerbaijani capital upheld
The appeal was rejected. The lawyer also said that Ali Muradov’s brother chief engineer, Asgar Aliyev’s appeal was also considered in Appeals Court. This appeal was also rejected.
15:10 13 September
Former department chief of Baku Mayor’s Office refuses filing appeal concerning his arrest
But despite this, former chief does not want to appeal for commuting his arrest.
12:36 12 September
Court investigation of Ali Insanov’s appeal over
The court hearing on the appeal filed against the decision of Court of Grave Crimes about ex-health minister Ali Insanov and others was held in Baku Appeals Court, APA reports.
15:06 10 September
Health Ministry’s former officer Akif Maharramov gives testimony in Ali Insanov’s trial
The court hearing on the appeal against the decision of Court of Grave Crimes about ex-health minister Ali Insanov and others was held in Baku Appeals Court, APA reports.
14:19 06 September