Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office issue statement on Natiq Jafarli’s arrest
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Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office issue statement on Natiq Jafarli’s arrest

[ 15 August 2016 15:05 ]

Baku – APA. The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office has issued a statement on Natiq Jafarli’s arrest.

The Prosecutor General’s Office told APA that the Prosecutor General’s Office’s investigation department on grave crimes is continuing necessary investigative actions based on materials received from the ministries of finance and justice as to offences committed by some local and foreign NGOs, Prosecutor General’s Office told APA. 


“A series of interrogations, inspections, search, seizure and other investigative acts have been done, and data on Jafarov Natiq Mehman oglu having legalized funds which he obtained through crime have been investigated by experts of the ministries of finance and taxes as well as The Council of State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations.


From 2011 to 2014, Natiq Jafarov has abused his service powers in order to benefit himself by evading from paying taxes, appropriating some 94,565 dollars allocated by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) for a project he personally was in personal charge of, employing a number of people and providing service and wages to those people, and causing a considerable damage to state interests by gaining some 71,334 manats through illegal business. 


In his testimonies, Natiq Jafarli admitted that he did not register in the relevant executive authority contracts about grants, that he had received the grants with the help of his friend who at the same time was a co-chair of REAL movement Ilgar Mammadov to get benefits, and that he had order the funds to be spent for the projects which he headed. 


Natiq Jafarli is charged under articles 192 (illegal business) and 308 (abuse of power). He was drawn to the case as a defendant. He was put in pretrial detention

Currently, the investigation department is continuing the investigation into the criminal case," the statement says.