Ambassador: Businessman Rashad Gafarov’s body is expected to be sent to Azerbaijan on July 12

Ambassador: Businessman Rashad Gafarov’s body is expected to be sent to Azerbaijan on July 12
# 04 July 2017 11:49 (UTC +04:00)

Consular assistance will be provided to the deceased’s family in regard to bringing the body to Azerbaijan, Ambassador to the Czech Republic Farid Shafiyev told APA.

The ambassador noted that they haven’t given any official information on causes to the businessman’s death: “The police stated that he was supposedly killed. The results of the forensic medical examinatin are not available yet.”

Rashad Gafarov was engaged in sale of pomegranate juice, especially transportation in the Czech Republic since 2008. He had a problem with “Panalpina” company in 2015. The trial was held in Azerbaijan. However, the issue was solved later and the sides reached an agreement. Rashad Gafarov had a reputation and positive image in the Azerbaijani diaspora in Czech Republic.

Farid Shafiyev also commented on his alleged business relationship with Rashad Gafarov.

"This is slanderous. I am a civil servant and have no business relationships. This information has a negative impact on the investigation because the source is not given. All his business partners are known in the Czech Republic. This information can also be obtained from the Internet. It is also known what companies he is working with in Azerbaijan. Therefore, I think it is a piece of information disseminated in order to distract the investigation. An action should be taken against this slander,” he said.

The Czech TV channel “Nova TV” reported yesterday that the Azerbaijani businessman, Rashad Gafarov, head of Tern Transport & Trading CZ, had been found dead in his car with knife wounds on his body.

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