Prosecutor General"s Office about the case of Rasul Jafarov

Accusations against defender Rasul Jafarov  were nominated within  criminal proceedings initiated by the Prosecutor's Office against a number of local and foreign NGOs, reads the information from  the press service of the Prosecutor General on August 4.

"In connection with the materials received from the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor General of material violation of the law in the activities of a number of local NGOs and branches, as well as Foreign NGOs, a lawsuit was filed under  the Article 308.1 (abuse of power) and 313 (forgery) of the Criminal Code," reads the statement.

Within the frameworks of the investigation  were conducted numerous interrogations, searches,  and seizures. Materials were received  from the Financial Monitoring Service of the Central Bank  on suspicious bank transactions of  Jafarov, as chairman of the unregistered NGO "Club of human rights." I accordance with the court decision, was checked  the activity of this NGO  by specialists  of Finance and Taxes, as well as the Council for State Support to NGOs under the President.

Further, the prosecutor's office reported strong suspicion of illegal business activities  of Jafarov using grant funds  of the U.S. Endowment for Democracy (NED), starting from October 2010 to obtain a large amount of income 147,900 manat, and tax evasion in the amount of  6162 manats.

In this connection, Jafarov  is charge under Articles 192.2.2 (illegal business), 213.1 (evasion of taxes or contributions for compulsory social insurance) and 308.2 (abuse of power, resulted in grave consequences) ,and a preventive measure in the form of arrest, Prosecutor General's Office reported.

Jafarov denies all the charges. -06D –

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