U.S. EMBASSY IN BAKU ONCE AGAIN REJECTED ACCUSATIONS OF AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES AGAINST NDİ AND ITS REPRESENTATIVE TO BAKU

20:13, 29 March, 2013

YEREVAN, MARCH 29, ARMENPRESS: The U.S. Embassy In Baku Rejected
Accusations Of The Authorities Of Azerbaijan Against The U.S.

National Democratic Institute (NDİ) And Its Representative To Baku
Alex Grigoryevs.

These Allegations Were Again Expressed In A Letter Of Attorney General,
Zakir Garalov, Sent To The Ambassador Richard Morningstar.

This Letter, Along With A Printout Of Banking Operations
[email protected]~\Accidentally" Appeared In The Pro-Government Media.

As Reports Armenpress, Referring To Turan, The Letter Of The General
Prosecutor Reads That The Representative Of The NDİ Violated Numerous
Laws Of Azerbaijan. These Violations Are Expressed In The Fact That
The Representative Of NDİ During Two Years Took From His Account
Cash And Distributed As Grant Payments.

However, From The Letter Of The Attorney General It Is Not Clear Who
Exactly Were Given The Money, And What Is The Crime Even If There
Were Such Payments?

Earlier, The Head Of The Presidential Administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev,
(The True Initiator Of The Campaign), Said That If The Violation Of
law is found, Azerbaijan will stop cooperation with NDİ.

On request the agency Turan the press service of the U.S. Embassy
reported that a letter from the attorney general actually arrived
and was passed to NDİ for its review.

In the elections year the Azerbaijani authorities tend to limit the
activities of Western NGOs and to limit their control over electoral
process, as well as pre-election situation.

Official Baku plans to reduce activity of international NGOs, as well
as OSCE Office to Baku.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress