Afgan Mukhtarly's Wife Dissatisfied with Investigation Conducted by Georgian Police
2017 July 12 ( Wednesday ) 23:23:36
Baku / 12.07.17 / Turan: The spouse of the journalist Afgan Mukhtarly, who was arrested in Azerbaijan, Leila Mustafayeva, along with the lawyer, got acquainted with the materials of the criminal investigation launched in Georgia on the complaint of her husband's abduction in Tbilisi. They were not satisfied with the progress of the investigation.
In the materials of the criminal case there are records from the CCTV cameras.
"Two of these videos have images of Afgan. But we could only see one thing. Due to technical problems, the second video did not open. We were told that video cameras related to the Ministry of Internal Affairs along the whole route of Afgan's movement on the day of the abduction did not work. Allegedly the system in these cameras is being updated, and repair work is under way. It is also alleged that on that day the cameras of the store where Afgan bought bread and the nearby pharmacy did not work. About 10 cameras located in the crossing, through which Afgan went, did not work either," said Mustafayeva.
According to her, the lawyers will take the necessary steps in accordance with legal procedures.
It should be reminded that a criminal case was brought against Mukhtarli under articles 315.2, 318.1 and 206.1 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan (violence against a representative of the authorities, illegal border crossing and smuggling).
The Azerbaijani authorities claim that he was detained while illegally crossing the border with 10 thousand euros in his pocket.
However, in fact, he was abducted by the employees of the criminal police of Georgia and handed over to the representatives of Azerbaijan.
The reason for kidnapping the journalist was his investigation of the corruption of the leadership of Azerbaijan. In addition, the authorities consider Mukhtarly a link in the transfer of money from Western institutions to the Azerbaijani opposition.-06B-