Azerbaijani Interior Ministry confirms detention of famous TV presenter Ilham Mirzayev

Azerbaijani Interior Ministry confirms detention of famous TV presenter Ilham Mirzayev
# 11 April 2014 13:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Hafiz Heydarov – APA. The Interior Ministry has confirmed the detention of famous TV presenter Ilham Mirzayev.

Deputy chief of the Interior Ministry’s press service Ehsan Zahidov told APA that Ilham Mirzayev has today been detained by the police based on citizens’ numerous complaints.

Criminal case has been launched under the Article 178 (fraud), investigation is underway.

Lawyer Javanshir Suleymanov told APA that Mirzayev was taken to the Main Organized Crime Department: “According to my information, he is still in the department.”

Mirzayev’s lawyer Khanlar Alakbarzadeh said that he had no information about the detention of the TV presenter.

According to information obtained by APA, Mirzayev was detained over irregularities in his clinic.

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