Samir Edik oglu GOJAYEV

Dadashbayli case

Gojayev Samir E.

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Date of arrest – 17 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;

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. 7

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.