Minister Aliyev arrested – EADaily, November 28, 2022 – Politics News, Greater Caucasus News

The Sabail District Court of Baku city has considered the petition of the investigator against the Minister of Finance of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) Rafael Aliyev on the criminal case being processed by the State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan. By the decision of the judge, Minister Aliyev was arrested for a period of four months, Azerbaijani media reported today, November 28.

The head of the financial department of Nakhichevan is accused of abuse of power and embezzlement of 144 million manats (about $85 million) of state funds in various ways.

The State Security Service of Azerbaijan last week carried out an operation in the State Customs Committee of the NAR, various high-ranking officials of the committee were brought to justice and arrested.

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