Jahangir Ramiz oglu KARIMOV

Dadashbayli case

Karimov Jahangir R.

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Date of arrest – 15 January 2007

Charges (articles of the Criminal Code) –

Articles 28.2 (preparation of serious and especially serious crimes;

180.3.1 (robbery, by an organized gang); 218.2 (Participation in criminal organization or in association of organizers, heads or other representatives of organized gangs;

228.1 – 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;

274 – High treason, that is, deliberate action committed by a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic to the detriment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, state security or defensibility of the Azerbaijan Republic: changeover to enemy side, espionage, distribution of state secrets to foreign state, rendering assistance to a foreign state, foreign organization or their representatives resulting in hostile activity against the Azerbaijan Republic;

278 – 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. 1

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. Dadashbayli, Rashad Aliyev and Jeyhun Aliyev received to 14 years’ imprisonment. Farid Agayev, Samir Gojayev, Baybala Guliyev, Jahangir Karimov and Rasim Karimov were each given a 13-year sentence while Emil Mohbalryev and Mikayil Idrisov received 12 years’ loss of liberty.

Baku Court of Appeal upheld the verdict on 25 February 2008, and the Supreme Court followed its lead in the autumn of 2008.