Joint statement by the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Housing Development Agency15/04/2022

On 30.03.2022, in the process of carrying out the sale of 442 affordable apartments in the second phase at the Yasamal Residential Complex - a project of the State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, meddling in the apartment selection process  by some persons, using special computer software related to information technologies, was observed, and, as an embodiment of the transparent activity of the Agency, the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan was applied to in order to have this matter investigated.   

After carrying out a preliminary investigation by the State Security Service, a criminal case was launched under Articles 273.3.1 and 273.3.2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan (repeated meddling in a computer system and computer data by a group of people by acting in conspiracy with others).  

It was established that citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mammadov Elchin Elman, Hajiyev Ruslan Afiz, Huseynov Firudin Ilgar, Latifzadeh Yunis Iltimas, Abdullayev Tarlan Tahir and Mammadov Javid Farhad, having worked in concert with others in several groups, with the objective of ensuring the acquisition of affordable apartments by people who had approached them against certain material interest by applying specially developed or adapted software, entered on March 30, 2022, the information system “Affordable Housing”, without having no right to enter the “Affordable Housing” Information System of the State Housing Development Agency and change data contained therein, and altered the existing data, whereby the possibility of people eligible to acquire affordable apartments on equal grounds was limited, which caused  significant damage to the state body by interfering with their activity.

Being suspected of committing criminal acts provided in Articles 273.3.1 and 273.3.2, the abovementioned persons were made accountable. Investigations on the criminal case are going on. 

At the moment, necessary joint legal procedural measures are being carried out with regard to the abovementioned matter by the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Impartial legal assessment of the cases of meddling in the sale of affordable apartments by means of cybercrime or other illegal intervention, and the apartments that were deviated from citizens’ selection as a result of such acts will be ensured by the state.

The public will be provided with additional information about the results of the investigations.

State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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