Jalal Aliyev, President Ilham Aliyev’s uncle and brother of the late President Heydar Aliyev, died on January 31 at the age of 88,
The National Academy of Sciences stated that a remembrance ceremony would be held today at 2pm. The funeral will take place at the Alley of Honor.
Jalal Aliyev was a biologist and an active member of the National Academy of Sciences. He served as a deputy and member of the Yeni Azerbaijan party. According to contact.az, the pro-government media in Azerbaijan were slow to report on Aliyev’s passing due the government’s “tepid attitude” toward the President’s uncle.