INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
POLICE OFFICERS, GUILTY IN VIOLENCE AND TORTURES
Agabekov Islam

Colonel -Lieutenant

senior operations inspector for especially important cases of Main Department for Combating Organized Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
From July 19, 2016 to January 25, 2017, the Baku Court for Grave Crimes conducted a
trial of 18 defendants on the so-called "Nardaran case". Among them, the leader of the
movement "Muslim Unity" Taleh Bagirov, members of this movement Abbas Huseynov,
Rasim Dzhabrailov and others, as well as deputy chairman of the opposition party
Popular Front of Azerbaijan Fuad Gahramanli.


During the trial, all the defendants testified that two policemen and four residents of the
village of Nardaran were killed by police officers on November 26, 2015. Moreover, the
residents of the villagers were killed by the police after they were detained.

Members of the movement "Muslim Unity" told about the cruelest tortures that they were
subjected in November-December 2015 in the
Main Department for Combating Organized Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
AR. They provided convincing evidence of gross violation of the international law and
legislation of Azerbaijan Republic by the police officers.

Taleh Bagirov testified that he was beaten and forced to testify against leader of the
opposition party Popular Front of Azerbaijan Ali Keremli and chairman of the National
Council of Democratic Forces Jamil Hasanli.


The accused told the names of the MIA officers who tortured them. Among them : senior
operations inspector for especially important cases of Main Department for
Combating Organized Crime (MDCOC) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of AR
Colonel -Lieutenant Islam Agabekov, chief of the MDCOC General-Major Seyfulla
Azimov,Major Shahlar Jafarov (this name was called by all the accused), the head of the
Anti-Terrorist Center of MDCOC Colonel Kerim Alimardanov (this name was also
called by all the accused).


Islam Agabekov was a witness at the Baku Court for Grave Crimes conducted a trial of
18 defendants on the so-called "Nardaran case". The accused identified him and stated
that it was Islam Agabekov one of the officers of the Main Department for Combating
Organized Crime (MDCOC) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of AR who severely
beat and tortured them.