Lawyer Aliabbas Rustamov arrested

The lawyer, head of the firm Yesaool, Aliabbas Rustamov was arrested in Baku on June 28.  He was delivered to the Anti-Corruption Department under Prosecutor General. On June 29 the Binagady court arrested him for three months. Rustamov is charged under Section 312.2 (bribery).

The head of LLC Prestige, Ilham Mammadov testified against Rustamov. He said that Rustamov asked him for 95,000 manat to transfer a bribe to some official.

At the same time, Rustamov was Mammadov’s lawyer on a case, where the businessman was accused of tax evasion.

According to the relatives, the said amount was to repay the tax debt to close the criminal case against Mammadov.

The lawyer’s relatives believe Mammadov was used to obtain evidence against Rustamov.

Note that the lawyer was active in social media, where he published information on violations and corruption in the highest echelons of power. -06B-

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