Alleged coup plot uncovered in Azerbaijan
The alleged plot was uncovered as President Ilham Aliev took a holiday abroad. A criminal case has been launched. The suspects are also accused of treason, organising a criminal group, possessing illegal weapons and drugs and printing counterfeit money. Unofficial sources say the suspects refer to themselves as radical Shiites. They have even established a religious group of the same name. Three of the suspects used to work for the Azeri gas company. According to the same source, the group’s leader’s name is Said, that is why they are commonly referred to in Azerbaijan as Said’s group.The details of the operation are still classified.