Date of arrest – 13 March 2007
Charges (articles of the Criminal Code) –
218.2 – Criminal gang (Participation in criminal organization or in association of organizers, heads or other representatives of organized gangs);
228.1 – Firearms
(Illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation and carrying of fire-arms, accessories to it, supplies (smooth-bore hunting weapon and supplies thereof excluded) or explosives);
228.2.1 – Illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation and carrying of fire-arms, accessories to it, supplies (smooth-bore hunting weapon and supplies thereof excluded) or explosives, by a group of persons on a prior arrangement;
228.4 – illegal purchase, selling or carrying of a gas weapon, cold steel, as well as a throwing weapon, except for places where carrying of a cold steel is an accessory of a national suit or is connected to hunting;
278 – Usurping State power (Actions aimed at usurping state power or forcible retention of power in violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as forcible change of constitutional structure of the State).
Penal facility – Prison No. 11
Sentence – On 10 December 2007, the Baku Serious Crimes Court (judge Anvar Seyidov) sentenced Said Dadashbayli and his nine co-defendants to terms of imprisonment ranging from 12 to 14 years. Farid Agayev, Samir Gojayev, Baybala Guliyev, Jahangir Karimov and Rasim Karimov were each given a 13-year sentence.
Baku Court of Appeal upheld the verdict on 25 February 2008, and the Supreme Court followed its lead in the autumn of 2008.