Release of Lezghi prisoners
Relatives of FLNCA leaders have been discharged
In Azerbaijan the court has changed a measure of punishment to the detained Russian citizens Javid Babayev, Tariel Sarkarov and Ayaz Azakhov. The embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Azerbaijan petitioned for change of a measure of restraint to the Russian citizens, containing in a pre-trial detention center near the city of Baku.The ambassador of Russia Dmitry Dorokhin gave the guarantee for the all arrested persons. The court session came to the end with the positive decision concerning Russians. They were released from the pre-trial detention center and now they are under the subscription not to leave.
Let's remind that the first detention took place on July 29 this year. The Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies detained the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan Eldar Mamedov. And on August 6 and 9 two Russians Javid Babayev and Tariel Sarkarov were arrested.
All three were accused of storage of drugs. The fourth arrest happened on August 26. The detained citizen of Russia Ayaz Azakhov is accused of weapon storage. All detainees are relatives to the President of FLNCA Arif Kerimov and the Chairman of Executive committee of FLNCA Amil Sarkarov.
It is necessary to emphasize that after active actions of the Russian foreign policy department of the power of the Republic of Azerbaijan, having understood the situation, started changing the attitude towards the detainees, having treated with understanding to a reasonable position of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has stood up for the citizens.
As a result of it the citizens of Russia Javid Babayev, Tariel Sarkarov and Ayaz Azakhov were released from the pre-trial detention center and now they are under subscription not to leave.
However, the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan Eldar Mamedov was refused the change of a measure of punishment. Now his protection prepares the appeal in order to release him from the pre-trial detention center till the court.
FLNCA and the Lizghi community public hopes for objective investigation of criminal cases and expects that the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan will be consecutive concerning the citizen Eldar Mamedov who is still in the pre-trial detention center, and also counts that further criminal prosecution of all four detainees will be stopped and they will be released.
FLNCA Press service