CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov’s close relative murdered in car explosion in Luhansk

Baku: Member of the Azerbaijani diaspora, businessman Rovshan Gasimov has been blown up to death in his own automobile in the Krasny Luch city of Ukraine’s Luhansk province.

Rasim Ughurluyev, Chairman of the Luhansk Azerbaijanis Congress, said in his statement to APA that the incident occurred in the evening on August 4.

According to Rasim Ughurluyev, Ukrainian citizen Rovshan Gasimov, 1966, who is originally from the Khatinli village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district, was fired on by separatists at the entrance of the city of Krasny Luch: “The car was blown up by a bazooka. Rovshan Gasimov was burned to death, his body became unrecognizable”

Noting that Gasimov is a close relative of Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov, Ughurluyev said his corpse is currently somewhere near Krasny Luch: “They will make their own decision as to where to bury him”.

According to Ughurluyev, Gasimov had a large farming area in Luhansk. A month ago, separatists had taken hostage him, then his family. But they were all released after negotiations. Nuraddin Mammadov, an executive officer of Khatinli, confirmed the fact to APA, adding that Gasimov was a close relative of CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov: “Rovshan’s mother and Mazahir’s father are cousins”.