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74-year-old former defense minister detained in Azerbaijan

An operation was conducted in Azerbaijan to detain the former Minister of Defense Rahim Gaziyev. Reports about it "Voice of America" with reference to the relatives of the ex-minister. It is alleged that, for the time being, 74-year-old Gaziyev is being held in custody in the detention center of the 17 police station of the Narimanov district. The reasons for the detention of the former state official of Azerbaijan are not reported.

Ragim Gaziev headed the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan in the period of the formation of Azerbaijani independence: 1992-1993 years. In 1990, he was an active participant in anti-Soviet speeches in Baku. In the summer of 1990, Gaziev was arrested and sent to Moscow, where he spent several days in a Lefortovo prison. After he was released from custody in connection with his election in the Azerbaijan SSR to the local council of deputies. The criminal case against him was then closed.

In March, 1992, Acting President of the Republic, Yakub Mamedov Gaziev was appointed Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan. At the same time, Gaziev did not have a higher military education. The main argument for the appointment was the fact that in 1988, he was one of the first members of the so-called Popular Front of Azerbaijan, distinguished by radical nationalism. The lack of military experience of the Minister of Defense led to a series of defeats for Azerbaijani troops in Nagorno-Karabakh.

After Gaziev’s resignation in 1993, he was again arrested, accused of surrendering Shusha and high treason. In 1994, he fled to Russia. And in Baku, the court in absentia sentenced Gaziev to the highest measure.

74-year-old former defense minister detained in Azerbaijan

Two years after Gaziev’s flight to Moscow, the GP of the Russian Federation adopted a decision on his extradition. In Azerbaijan, the death sentence against the ex-minister was replaced with life imprisonment. In March 2005, Gaziyev was released again - after pardon, under pressure from European human rights defenders and PACE.

It is not known whether Rahim Gaziyev was detained in the same criminal case or the reason lies in his other sins against Azerbaijan.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 December 2017 13: 47
    And that this is a hunt for objectionable, or a reduction of old accounts? I hope that someone from Azerbaijan is on the site and will give more information!
    1. PAM
      PAM 26 December 2017 14: 22
      and what to worry about, one freak in freedom is less
    2. Lekxnumx
      Lekxnumx 26 December 2017 14: 26
      Most likely he decided to return to politics, and they reminded him thickly that you had not spent your whole life in prison.
      Surrendering to Shusha almost without a fight costs a lot. To surrender to Shusha you need to be an outrageous idiot, you just have to look at the map and location of the city to agree with this.
      It’s just a fortress city that gave the outcome of the war. A Jew by nationality, the hero Az-n tanker with his crew refused to leave the city and died defending, as did 200-300 other comrades who stood to the end. The rest simply obeyed the order of the treacherous order
      1. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
        Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 26 December 2017 14: 43
        Yes, Shusha is a natural fortress. From the mountain the whole Stepanakert is in full view. (Was there in 1990). To surrender such a position without a serious battle is a crime that deserves to be shot!
        1. the finish
          the finish 27 December 2017 21: 46
          Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan major general. In Afghanistan he was nicknamed "Mountain Fox" recognizing his skill in the mountain war. In Artsakh, he was nicknamed the “Commando” for a special special training technique.
          In 1992 - Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan develops and conducts a brilliant operation to liberate Shushi (May 8-9). The plan of storming the Shushi fortress (codenamed Operation Wedding in the Mountains), developed by Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan in the strictest secrecy, became the crown of his military biography and the first large-scale action carried out under the leadership of the unified Headquarters of Defense of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. On May 9, 1992, Armenian military units, to the amazement of holding the height of the enemy (Khattab later admitted this in his interviews), took possession of the main stronghold of the enemy in Nagorno-Karabakh. It was from the heights of Shushi that the constant shelling of the NKR capital, Stepanakert, was carried out. Thanks to the commanding talent of Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan and the potential of the Artsakh Defense Army and the Main Staff of the SSA, the Shusha operation was carried out with minimal losses.
      2. Equalized
        Equalized 26 December 2017 15: 10
        Normal practice in 90x. Mayhem, everywhere betrayal and sales.
        In Abkhazia, we also had many such cases. Shevardnadze proudly withdrew heavy weapons from the republic, and then he was sitting in Sokhumi when he was stormed by the Abkhazians, and there was nothing left to defend. Barely bare feet.
      3. vatrpas
        vatrpas 26 December 2017 18: 14
        Rahim Gaziev recently criticized I.A. in Baku. Brave man, one thing to do abroad is another thing to do in Baku. He gave an interview to channel 13, in Azerbaijani, and this interview on YouTube.
    3. Lekxnumx
      Lekxnumx 26 December 2017 14: 43
      What can we expect from people like the Gazievs? First, he was anti-Russian as part of the national front. Thanks to this, the collective farmer began to manage the army as Minister of Defense, then made friends with Grachev decided that the pro-Russian Mutallibov should be in power. For this, Huseynov should be surrendered. he withdrew his troops and went on a march to Baku for the sake of power. The then leader of the nat front, the president escaped from Baku as the nationalists Gaziyev turned out to be cowards. The pro-Russian Mutalibov came to power, who was overthrown and also fled to Russia. managed and especially the army which consisted of fragmented only formed units and self-defense battalions. Here and the whole layout in short
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 26 December 2017 14: 45
        Thanks for the information! hi
    4. 79807420129
      79807420129 26 December 2017 14: 49
      Their problems, let them do what they want with him, only earlier it was necessary when
      . In 1990, he was an active participant in anti-Soviet protests in Baku. In the summer of 1990, Gaziev was arrested and sent to Moscow, where he spent several days in Lefortovo prison. After was released from custody

      Many then such figures were released, then a lot of blood was shed. yes
  2. The black
    The black 26 December 2017 13: 48
    I read his biography. ... In general, his fate does not interest me personally at all ....
  3. novel66
    novel66 26 December 2017 13: 49
    how much foam then surfaced! still pops up.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 26 December 2017 14: 13
      Tagged shook and died this tina up ..
      Quote: novel xnumx
      how much foam then surfaced! still pops up.
  4. Sergey53
    Sergey53 26 December 2017 13: 50
    A participant in those events told how he fought, became disappointed, and left for Russia. They came from the top, were forced to sign documents for allegedly received and spent ammunition. We are in the trench, and they are killing money.
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder 26 December 2017 14: 37
      This is in any conflict and with any side of this conflict. "To whom is war, to whom is mother dear!"
  5. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 26 December 2017 13: 52
    A typical "revolutionary" of the collapse of the USSR.
  6. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 26 December 2017 13: 55
    In the summer of 1990, Gaziev was arrested and sent to Moscow, where he spent several days in Lefortovo prison. After he was released from custody in connection with the election in the Azerbaijan SSR to the local council of deputies. The criminal case against him was then closed.

    After the resignation of Gaziev in 1993, he was again arrested after being accused of surrendering Shushi and high treason. In 1994, he fled to Russia.

    it’s as if Yatsenyuk ran away to us))) is simply a Karasavets)) but, in principle, do not care what will be done to him.
  7. FLOOD
    FLOOD 27 December 2017 09: 23
    What is the name of the political claims of a person who has spent all his life in a mathematics textbook and decided in an instant that this is enough to command a new type of army? Is it worth remembering all this today? Yes, it’s worth it, because everyone knows that history loves to repeat itself. And there's nothing to be done about it. And the point is not that in circumstances similar to those that took place 0 years ago on the streets of Baku, political rags such as the new gaziev ones may again arise. The trouble is not in them, but in ourselves, blindly believing that they are the same selfless, most loyal, true heroes who will lead us into the battle for our native lands. Heroism is manifested in battle, and not in rallies. Fate was pleased to give each of the leaders of the Front the opportunity to become a hero of Karabakh. There was not one among them who would take this chance by voluntarily appearing at the recruiting station. As thousands of nameless Azerbaijani heroes did in the summer of 1941. And do not puzzle over the natural question of why this happened. “You want to send us to fight in Karabakh to get rid of political opponents!” - that’s what the Front leaders said then. What is surprising that when it came time to surrender to Shusha to get to the coveted power, they did it without hesitation!