Pro-Azerbaijani Lobbyist Remanded into Custody in Yerevan

Kemal "Kevin" Oksuz
Kemal "Kevin" Oksuz

Kemal “Kevin” Oksuz

YEREVAN—A court in Yerevan approved the prosecutor’s motion to remand a pro-Azerbaijani lobbyist Kevin (Kemal) Oksuz into custody, Arevik Khachatryan, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Monday.

Oksuz was arrested last week in Armenia on a warrant issued by the United States, where he is wanted for perjury and falsifying documents in relation to a Congressional Ethics Office investigation, which alleges that Oksuz was involved in arranging a conference in Baku attended by 10 members of Congress, their spouses and their staff. The conference was allegedly paid for by the state-run SOCAR oil company, which secretly paid Oksuz a reported $750,000.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül told TRT that a warrant has been issued for Oksuz’s arrest in Turkey for his reported ties to Abdullah Gulen, who is being accused by official Ankara of plotting the 2016 failed coup.

“We continue following this case. However, Interpol isn’t treating our requests positively. Nevertheless, we will continue submitting requests over this person and other members of the terror group [Gulenists],” said Gul.

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3 Comments

  1. Aram said:

    Oh good ,no it’s great ,we have enemies of our people living in Armenia, doing business in Armenia ,marrying our woman, sleeping with our woman , watching our Armenian woman dance for them in Yerevan strip clubs ,….,laughing at us .

  2. Aram said:

    Yerevan Is full of Iranian azeries,Does Armenian public knows that in Iran leaves 18 million azeri.
    I met five Iranian citizens in Yerevan.
    They told me on the Republic Square that there are Irani azeri.
    But that’s not enough Our leaders in Armenia keep trying to open border with turkey and flood country with more enemies meanwhile Armenian population immigrating .
    CLOSE THE F,,,,,,,,,ing border with Iran and keep it closed with turkey

  3. Aram said:

    Are you kidding me,
    Turk ,an enemy of Armenia ,opening a business in the country while security and intelligence agencies have no clue,
    are you serious????
    It’s clear they had no clue, because article said he had to be located

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