“Accounts of Azeri opposition news unblocked

– The Ministry of taxes of Azerbaijan has released on Monday the Bank accounts of the opposition news Agency Turan.

“Following the liquidation of the Ministry of taxes assessed Turan additional taxes for the period 2014-2016, September 18, was unlocked also the Agency’s Bank accounts”, – stated in the news report.

While Turan has not provided official information, covering the criminal case against him or not. “Because of the lack of clarity in this matter until the conditions for normal activity of the Agency is created”, – stated in the message.

As previously reported, the tax Ministry accused the Director of Turan Mehman Aliyev evasion 60,08 thousand manats ($35 million) in taxes. Aliyev was arrested August 24, on it criminal case under articles 192.2.2 “Illegal entrepreneurship”, 213.1 “tax Evasion” and 308.1 of “Abuse of office” the criminal code of Azerbaijan. Aliyev believes the charges groundless and hopes for the termination of the criminal case.

The Yasamal district court in Baku on 25 August sent Aliyev is under arrest for three months. After the intervention of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 11 September, the measure was amended – Director of Turan was transferred from the remand prison under police surveillance.

The Baku Department of the local revenues of the Ministry of taxes of Azerbaijan on September 12 abolished the additional tax penalty on 37 thousand manat ($21.7 thousand) accrued to the news Agency Turan for 2014-2016 the Decision on cancellation of additional tax sanctions was taken on the basis of a Desk audit.

Turan was established in may 1990.

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