ASIL NADIR JAILED FOR TEN YEARS

Turkish Cypriot businessman Asil Nadir who was claimed for embezzling 29 million pound from British Polly Peck International company sentenced to prison for ten years.

 Nadir was found guilty for 10 of 13 issues and jailed for ten years. Nadir returned to TRNC from UK in 1993 as a result of being sued for theft. Later, in 2010, Nadir returned to UK again to search for his rights and defend himself.

According to BBC, Justice Holroyde stated that 71 years old Nadir will be in prison for five years although he is sentenced for 10 years.

PRIME MINISTER KUCUK: “THE PUNISHMENT IS TOO HEAVY”

Prime Minister İrsen Küçük has said that Asil Nadir has been found guiEnglish: İrsen Küçük, the current prime minist...lty of 10 charges but the 10 years imprisonment decision which has been taken is too heavy. Küçük stated that the decision of the Old Bailey hurt all Turkish Cypriot people a lot.

In his written statement Prime Minister underlined that on behalf of Turkish Cypriot people he wants to convey his support to Asil Nadir and his family and believes that the appeal will turn with better results.

Source:- TRNC Public Information Office