Web Desk March 30, 2021

On March 30, the Baku Court of Appeal rejected a complaint about the arrest of General Rovshan Akperov and left him in custody, his lawyer Habil Mammadov said.


On March 15 this year, the former commander of the Baku Corps of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Rovshan Akperov, was charged under Articles 12.1, 120.2.2 (premeditated murder) and 12.1, 221.3 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code. The Baku military court arrested him for 4 months during the investigation.


He is charged with murder on June 1, 2001. After a feast in the Kiev cafe “Sikora” Rovshan Akperov killed a citizen Elchin Aliyev with a knife in the heart because of the conflict. The prosecutor’s office of Ukraine filed a lawsuit under the relevant Articles of the Criminal Code and in 2003 sent it to Azerbaijan.


The investigation in Baku was conducted by the Military Prosecutor’s Office and the Investigation Department for Serious Crimes of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the country, but the case was closed because “the person who committed the crime was not identified.”


After re-examining this criminal case in the General Prosecutor’s Office in 2020, its proceedings were resumed. The Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, having carried out numerous investigative actions and collecting sufficient evidence, revealed a reasonable suspicion of the commission of a criminal act by Rovshan Akperov, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.


It took the prosecutor’s office 19 years to do this. For many years, the media wrote about this murder, and the parents of the murdered man held press conferences. However, the prosecutor’s office ignored them.


Source: Turan News Agency

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