On January 7 at Baku Grave Crimes Court a state prosecutor requested 11-year arrest sentence for Eldar Hasanov, Azerbaijan’s former ambassador to Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hasanov is accused of involving in corruption and money laundering at a time he was in position, from 2010 to 2020.
According to the pro-government media, during the trial the prosecutor also demanded several properties registered under Hasanov’s name be confiscated, which include private houses with gardens in different parts of Baku and a flat in Montenegro.
Besides, a representative from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, on a position of victim, demanded Eldar Hasanov to pay 18 million and five hundred thousand manats to state budget, which he allegedly took over during his time as Ambassador until he was arrested.
Though there is no news on what Hasanov and his lawyers said at the latest trial, previously he denied allegations against him. In a September trial, Hasanov, losing his temper, fell in the courtroom and was hospitalized after ambulance crew arrived. Yet, he was not granted a home custody by the judge.