Azerbaijan arrests 3 suspects over soldier’s death [UPDATE]
In connection with the death of Azerbaijani serviceman Fahmin Abilov, who died a few days ago in a military unit of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, a preventive measure in the form of arrest was chosen on the basis of the court’s decision against 3 suspects - post commander, ensign Elmir Khalilov, as well as the soldiers Sanan Tanriverdiyev and Rashad Arazov, the Azerbaijani Military Prosecutor’s Office said in a message Aug. 17.
On August 8, 2018, the Karabakh Military Prosecutor’s Office received information from a military unit of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry that Fahmin Abilov, a soldier of this unit, committed suicide by shooting himself with the assault rifle.
During the inspection of the scene of the incident, employees of the Karabakh Military Prosecutor's Office seized material evidence and took testimony of witnesses. Examination of the body was carried out at the Center for Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
A criminal case was launched into the incident in the Karabakh Military Prosecutor’s Office under Article 125 (bringing to suicide) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
The parents and close relatives of the deceased doubted the objectivity of the examination conducted by the Center for Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy, so the investigation on the criminal case was taken under special control by the leadership of the Prosecutor General’s Office.