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Three additional suspects identified in Elmar Huseynov murder case

(IRFS/IFEX) - 11 May 2011 - New facts have emerged regarding the murder of Elmar Huseynov, the late editor-in-chief of "Monitor" magazine, reports "Azadlig" newspaper. The 11 May 2011 edition of the newspaper alleges that investigative agencies are concealing information. The report states that the information released to the public within the past six years is limited to the statement that "the names of two murderers have been identified: Georgian citizens Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev. The search for them continues".

Lawyer Adil Ismayilov recently spoke to the press, alleging that the investigative agencies have hidden some crucial facts from the public. The question is the number of people involved in the murder. Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev were apparently accompanied by three more people during their visits to Azerbaijan ahead of, and on the eve of, the murder. They are Georgian citizens Archil Cacia, Nugzar Bolkvadze and Sergo Davrishov. All five crossed the Azerbaijan-Georgia border together a few hours after the murder. However, for some reason, the investigative agencies have opted to not publicize the names of these other three suspects.

"'Azadlig' received some information regarding these three. The source says that though all three are Georgian citizens, not all of them are Georgians by nationality. Sergo Davrishov is said to be Kurdish by origin," the newspaper said. The Ministry of National Security did not comment.

A criminal investigation was launched into the 2 March 2005 murder of "Monitor" magazine editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov. The murder has not been solved, nor has anyone been declared criminally responsible.

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