Top official: Azerbaijan examines int’l organizations’ appeals over EMDS chairman’s arrest
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 26
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Baku pays due attention, considers and examines the assessment and appeals of various international organizations associated with the arrest of co-founder and chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Training Center Anar Mammadli, head of the Department of Public and Political Issues of Azerbaijani President's Administration, Ali Hasanov told media today.
"Azerbaijan examines the opinions voiced in the appeals, but the society has its own management methods, principles and laws," he said.
"The country's relevant bodies are taking certain actions, considering the interests and laws of the Azerbaijan Republic," he said. "The actions are taken given the interests of Azerbaijan and the requirements of the law."
"The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office issued an appeal in connection with Anar Mammadli," Hasanov said. "The investigation is underway."
Earlier it was reported that a criminal case was filed at the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office on October 29, 2013. The case included the files, received from the Ministry of Taxes and the Ministry of Finance, about the illegal business of the officials serving at the Election Monitoring and Democracy Training Center and the International Volunteer Cooperation Public Association, getting a huge profit through abuse of power in the workplace and tax evasion.
The court chose a preventive measure in the form of arrest in connection with Mammadli's suspected violation of Articles 192.2.2, 192.2.3, 213.2.1, 213.2.2 and 308.2 of the Criminal Code," the Prosecutor General's Office said.