Date of arrest – 15 January 2007
Charges (articles of the Criminal Code) –
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;
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. 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.