Agil Khalil, emphasizing that it appears that law enforcement agencies are trying to conceal his case, said that he has already appealed to lawyer Elchin Sadigov and will appeal to the court about this matter.
To clarify this matter, IRFS contacted Elchin Sadigov. Sadigov said, “According to the Criminal Procedural Code, with in 20 days after a crime is reported a decision must be adopted about whether to open a criminal case or not. We are waiting for this time frame to pass. Time is calculated from the 23 of February. If a criminal case is not instituted, we will immediately appeal to court.”
*According to Criminal Procedural Code article 207 (reviewing information about committed and/or prepared crimes), researchers/investigators must conduct an initial investigation about whether there is enough grounds for the opening of a criminal case, and adopt a decision about whether to open a criminal case or not within 20 days.