Həsənov Eldar. Açiq mənbələrdən foto.

Həsənov Eldar. Açiq mənbələrdən foto.

Baku/18.08.21/Turan: The criminal case against the former Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia and ex-Prosecutor General of the country Eldar Hasanov will be considered at the Baku Court for Serious Crimes. A preparatory meeting is scheduled for August 27.

It should be recalled that Eldar Hasanov was detained on August 13, 2020 by State Security Service officers on suspicion of abuse of official powers and misuse of budget funds.

Following the results of the preliminary investigation, he was charged under five Articles 179.3.2 (embezzlement), 193-1. 3. 2 (legalization of illegally obtained funds), 308.2 (abuse of office), 308-1. 1 (misuse of budget funds) and 313 (official forgery) of the Criminal Code.

Note that Hasanov is accused of embezzlement while working as  Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Romania, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro from 2010 to 2020. The point is about misappropriation of more than 180.000 euros during the repair work and the acquisition of premises for embassies.

On August 16, Hasanov made a statement that denied all the charges as saying that he fell victim to slander against him by two persons in power whose names he did not name. Also, he complained against the prejudged investigation and the failure to provide him with timely medical care following which his health deteriorated sharply.

Earlier, Hasanov's lawyer and relatives stated that he often faints away and cannot move because of a serious spinal disease. On June 2, he underwent surgery at the State Security Service hospital.-16D06-


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