Lawyers ask court to commute arrest of General Rail Rzayev’s assistant and assistant’s son

Lawyers ask court to commute arrest of General Rail Rzayev’s assistant and assistant’s son
# 16 March 2010 10:16 (UTC +04:00)
Islam Neymanov presided over the hearing. The defense filed several petitions. Lawyers asked the court to commute Anar Rafiyev’s arrest to home arrest taking into account that the accusation brought against him were partially light. They also asked the court to commute the arrest of Aydin Rafiyev in connection with his health problems.

Anar Hashimov’s lawyer asked to appoint examination on the confidentiality of the documents.

The hearing will continue in the second half of the day.

Aydin Rafiyev faced charges under articles 177.3.2 (theft with causing damage in large size), 179.2.1 (embezzlement by a group of persons), 179.2.2 (repeated embezzlement), 179.2.3 (embezzlement by the person abusing his power), 299.3 (payoff money or compulsion to evasion from testifying, obviously false testimonies or conclusions or wrong translation committed with application of violence not dangerous to life or health of specified persons), 311.3.1 (bribery by a group of persons), 341.2.1 (abusing authority, excess or inactivity of authority by a group of persons), 341.2.3 (abusing authority, excess or inactivity of authority entailed to heavy consequences), Anar Hashimov faced charges under articles 177.3.2, 341.2.1, 341.2.3, Anar Rafiyev faced charges under articles 179.2.1, 179.2.2, 179.3.2 and 299.2 (compulsion of witness who has suffered from giving false testimonies, expert from giving false conclusion or translator to wrong translation, as well as compulsion of specified persons to evasion from evidence, connected with blackmail, threat murder, causing of harm to health, destruction or damage of property of these persons or their close relatives) of the Criminal Code.

According to the indictment, soon after Rail Rzayev was assassinated on February 11, general’s assistant Aydin Rafiyev and aide Anar Hashimov illegally entered his office, stole great deal of jewelry, medications, DVDs and €200,000 from general’s safe. Moreover, Aydin Rafiyev and his son Anar Rafiyev did not return to the ministry Rzayev’s winter jacket and the registration number 10 00 HM owned by Defense Ministry given by Bakhtiyar Alasgarov, personal driver of Rail Rzayev, for delivery in March, 2009. They kept them in the Mitsubishi-Pajero owned by Anar Rafiyev by April 26, 2009.

It was also determined that while working as sales manager of Azrol Telekom LLC Anar Rafiyev misappropriated 18 mobile phones worth AZN 11,710.
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