Lawyer Elchin Sadigov was removed from protecting the rights of the former head of "Baku Steel Company" Rasim Mammadov.


APA reports that the decision was announced at the meeting chaired by judge Leyla Asgarova-Mammadova at the Baku Court of Serious Crimes.


The judge justified the termination of the lawyer's participation in the process by the conditions of the house arrest decision on Elchin Sadigov: one of the conditions of the Baku Court of Appeals regarding the release of Elchin Sadigov from prison to house arrest is that he cannot communicate with the participants in the criminal case against him.


The judge said that the former head of "Baku Steel Company" is one of the participants in the criminal case in which Sadigov was accused.

Even in September, the General Prosecutor's Office sent a request to the court to allow Rasim Mammadov to participate in the investigation process of that criminal case.

The court also allowed it.


Rasim Mammadov said that Elchin Sadigov should attend the court as a defense attorney.


It should be noted that Elchin Sadigov was arrested together with Avaz Zeynalli, the head of Khural Internet TV.


The lawyer was involved as an accused person under Article 32.5, 311.3.3 of the Criminal Code (assistance in accepting a large amount of bribe) and a pretrial detention measure was chosen against him.

Elchin Sadigov was released under house arrest by the decision of the Baku Court of Appeal.

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Elchin Sadigov, the lawyer of the former head of "Baku Steel Company" Rasim Mammadov, was not admitted to the court.

APA reports that although the lawyer wanted to participate in the meeting, he was not allowed to enter the hall.

In the previous session, the lawyer was not allowed to attend the trial because he was late to the court.

It should be noted that Elchin Sadigov was arrested together with Avaz Zeynalli, the head of Khural Internet TV.

The lawyer was involved as an accused person under Article 32.5, 311.3.3 of the Criminal Code (assistance in accepting a large amount of bribe) and a pretrial detention measure was chosen against him.

Elchin Sadigov was released under house arrest by the decision of the Baku Court of Appeal.