Azerbaijani citizens accused of fighting in Syria stand trial

Baku: Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Monday held the hearing on the criminal case of gang members accused of fighting in Syria – Tural Hasanov, Elvin Aliyev, Farid Muradov, Namiq Mammadov and Ruslan Musatfayev.

The detainees’ profile data were specified during preliminary hearing presided over by judge Anvar Seyidov. The next hearing was scheduled for March 30, APA reports.

Public Relations Center of the Ministry of National Security reported on September 23, 2014 that 26 Azerbaijani citizens were arrested as a result of search operations carried out by the Ministry.

26 Azerbaijani citizens – Yusifov Firdovsi Soltan oghlu, Soltanov Taleh Azizagha oghlu, Hasanli Vilayet Alasdan oghlu, Musayev Malik Elchin oghlu, Hajiyev Vasif Ordukhan oghlu, Babazadeh Ilkin Aydin oghlu, Balakishiyev Mehman Pirbala oghlu, Mustafayev Ruslan Azer oghlu, Mammadov Namig Firdovsi oghlu, Muradov Farid Arif oghlu, Hasanov Tural Namig oghlu, Aliyev Elvin Vilayet oghlu, Mustafayev Tapdig Tariyel oghlu, Gambarov Azer Asim oghlu, Bayramov Vusal Gabil oghlu, Hashimov Samir Samid oghlu, Abbasov Nijat Faig oghlu, Mammadov Huseyn Khagani oghlu, Jafarov Ruslan Ilham oghlu, Bakhishov Sanan Ilgar oghlu, Guliyev Eldost Firudin oghlu, Mammadaliyev Mammadshah Aghashah oghlu, Hasanov Ahmed Elkhan oghlu, Mardanov Maarif Irshad oghlu, Dursunaliyev Vugar Ahad oghlu and Gurbanli Elshan Abulfat oghlu were detained over creation of armed formations or groups, which are not provided by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also participation in their creation and activity, supplying them by weapon, ammunition, explosives, military engineering or military equipment, as well as involving of minor to criminal activity by a person, obliged to bring up a minor and other illegal acts.

The ministry’s Main Investigation Department launched criminal cases on the facts under articles #12.1, 279.1 and 170.3 of the Criminal Code. Court sentenced the aforementioned people to pre-trial detention.

Other accused persons – Vilayat Hasanli, Malik Musayev, Vasif Hajiyev, Ilkin Babazada, Mehman Balakishiyev, Ruslan Mustafayev, Namig Mammadov, Farid Muradov, Tural Hasanov, Elvin Aliyev, Tariyel Mustafayev, Azer Gambarov, Vusal Bayramov, Samir Hashimov, Nijat Abbasov, Huseyn Mammadov, Ruslan Jafarov, Senan Bakhishov, Eldost Guliyev, Mammadshah Mammadaliyev, Ahmad Hasanov and Maarif Mardanov have fought in Syria within the armed groups, which are not provided by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Syrian Arab Republic from 2013 to 2014.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency