Court upholds Rasul Jafarov in custody

Baku Court of Appeal (ALS) considered the complaint of human rights activist Rasul Jafarov asking to replace his arrest on house arrest. The appeal stated that Jafarov does not intend to hide from the investigation or influence the investigation, told the lawyer Fariz Namazly.

If Jafarov was going to hide , he would not go back from abroad, when he learned of the arrest of his accounts, and the possibility of criminal liability.

On the other hand, Jafarov regularly came to the investigation and strongly contributed to the investigation, voluntarily presented all the documents. However, the Court of Appeal dismissed his complaint. Lawyer Namazly announced his intention to send the complaint to the European Court of Human Rights.

• Jafarov was arrested on 2 August. Prosecutor Office accused him on three Articles of the Criminal Code: (192, 213 and 308) – tax evasion, illegal business and malpractice.

• Amnesty International recognized Jafarov “prisoner of conscience”.

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Court upholds Rasul Jafarov in custody

August 28th, 2014

Baku Court of Appeal (ALS) considered the complaint of human rights activist Rasul Jafarov asking to replace his arrest on house arrest. The appeal stated that Jafarov does not intend to hide from the investigation or influence the investigation, told the lawyer Fariz Namazly.

If Jafarov was going to hide , he would not go back from abroad, when he learned of the arrest of his accounts, and the possibility of criminal liability.

On the other hand, Jafarov regularly came to the investigation and strongly contributed to the investigation, voluntarily presented all the documents. However, the Court of Appeal dismissed his complaint. Lawyer Namazly announced his intention to send the complaint to the European Court of Human Rights.

• Jafarov was arrested on 2 August. Prosecutor Office accused him on three Articles of the Criminal Code: (192, 213 and 308) – tax evasion, illegal business and malpractice.

• Amnesty International recognized Jafarov “prisoner of conscience”.

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