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Crime case opened within the insult of Azerbaijan flag on the ship "GULF BACKER-1"

21 April 2005 [16:44] - TODAY.AZ
Crime case opened within the insult of Azerbaijan flag in ship "GULF BACKER-1" of the USA Company "Tide water".
APA was informed of it from the Procurator's Office of Republic (POR). According to the information of POR, the National Security Ministry held initial investigation and sent the materials to the Procurator's Office related to the materials published in mass media about insulting attitude towards the flag of Azerbaijan in the ship of foreign state in the Azerbaijan sector.

During the investigation held by the Procurator's Office the fact of insulting attitude towards the flag of Azerbaijan was confirmed by the persons giving explanation on the case and the torn state flag of Azerbaijan was taken from the engine section of the ship.

It was determined that, the insulting attitudes towards the flag of Azerbaijan were committed by the citizens of Indonesia boatswain Selim Bedri and engineer Achang Unda following   the order of captain of the ship "GULF BACKER-1", citizen of Great Britain Alan French belonging to the Alliance established between "Xazardenizneftdonanma" Office of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and "Tide water" Company of the USA. Under the article 324 of Criminal Code crime case was opened by the first deputy of Prosecutor-general Ramiz Rzayev on April 13.The captain of the ship Alan French left Azerbaijan by plane at 14.24 on April 4.

The crime case has been sent to the investigation department of Police Department in Water Transport of Head   Police Department in Transport. The investigation is held on the case.


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