Director of Turan Information Agency released from custody
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 11
Today, the Baku City Yasamal district court changed the measure of restraint in respect of Director of Turan Information Agency Mehman Aliyev, Aliyev’s lawyer Fuad Aghayev has told Trend.
Mehman Aliyev was released from custody and placed under house arrest.
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Taxes has earlier said that, based on the results of the inspection carried out in Turan Information Agency to identify the availability of tax risks and cases of tax evasion, it was established that Mehman Aliyev had been evading paying taxes to the state budget.
A criminal case was initiated against Aliyev under articles 192.2.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (evasion of taxes or compulsory social insurance contributions) and 308.1 (abuse of power) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.