Azerbaijanian diaspora backs ‘thief in law’ Rashad Gandzhansky in court

Azerbaijanian diaspora backs ‘thief in law’ Rashad Gandzhansky in court
Rashad Ismailov (aka Rashad Gandzhansky) in court

The‘thief in law’ and his partner in crime are on trial in Minsk.

Trial related to a criminal case against a ‘thief in law’ Rashad Ismailov (aka Rashad Gandzhansky) and his 2 partners in crime (one of them is also a native of Azerbaijan, another one is a citizen of Belarus) has begun in Minsk. They are accused of using a faked document, cross-border smuggling of weapon and ammunition by a group of parties by previous concert, as well as illegal possession and transportation of drugs.

They were detained near Minsk in late November, 2018. Law enforcers found Makarov gun, TT gun, and 14 rounds of ammunition in a house located in a hotel complex the suspects had rented. Besides the weapon and ammunition, hashish was found and seized. It was also determined that the ‘thief’ had entered the country, having used a faked passport.

According to the data by the Department for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of MIA of Belarus, Rashad Gandzhansky is a ‘holder’ of an Azerbaijanian diaspora whose members live in the territory of Ukraine. With that, he has a Russian citizenship and lives in Moscow. Besides that, despite the fact that he is a ‘thief in law’, he is married and has 4 underage children. He told about it in court, reports Sputnik-Belarus.

Another accused is a citizen of Belarus and a native of Brest Valery Gritsuk. He also lives in Moscow, is married and has 2 underage children.

The third one is Vaydar Mamedov. He is a citizen of Azerbaijan. He temporarily lives in Moscow and works as a driver unofficially. He barely speaks Russian. An interpreter was summoned in court for him.

Representatives of the Azerbaijanian diaspora who arrived at the meeting told reporters they do not believe their fellow citizens are guilty and that Ismailov had arrived in Belarus “to treat his kidney.”

Meanwhile - just like CrimeRussia earlier reported - the ‘thief in law’ arrived in Belarus by order of a ‘thief in law’ Guli. He had earlier performed his orders. In particular, in August, 2017, Ismailov visited Abkhazia at his request - in order to assist Niko Dgebuadze (aka Nika Gagrinsky) in repartition of spheres of influence in southern Russia and in the Caucasus with an Abkhaz ‘thief’ Raul Bartsba (aka Pyza). However, then, the rumble escalated into shooting. Pyza shot both Rashad and Nika Gagrinsky.

According to other sources, he arrived in the Republic to have it out with a ‘thief in law’ Sasha Kushner, as the latter had allegedly called him a ‘non-thief’ behind his back.

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