United States welcomes release of Natig Jafarli
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 10
The United States welcomes yesterday’s release of Natig Jafarli, the Executive Secretary for the Republican Alternative Movement in Azerbaijan, State Department reported
"We look forward to working with the Azerbaijani government on additional positive steps"- said Department Spokesperson John Kirby in a statement.
A Baku court has ruled to free Natig Jafarli, Jafarli's lawyer Javad Javadov told Trend Sept. 9.
The Nasimi District Court in Baku decided Sept. 9 to cancel the preventive measure against Natig Jafarli, and he was released in the courtroom.
Jafarli was detained on Aug. 12. The Nasimi District Court earlier sentenced him to four months of arrest as a preventive measure.
Jafarli was charged with Article 192 (illegal entrepreneurship) and Article 308 (abuse of official powers) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.