Chairman of False Council of Civil Control of Corruption Detained in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva / Azerbaijan General Prosecutor's Office held an investigation on the basis of complaints of citizens regarding illegal actions of the members of so-called Council of Civil Control of Corruption.
According to the General Prosecutor's Office, the investigation revealed numerous violations in the activities of the organization, which has no state registration. In January-July 2007 under direction of the founder and chairman of the organization, Shahin Mahmudov, city and regional offices of the false Council held examinations in different organizations, illegally using official powers of state control organizations.
By the command of Mahmoudov, employees of Agjabedi, Garadag, Terter, and other regional offices of the Council illegally investigated the activities of a number of juridical and natural persons and outraged their rights.
On 3 July 2007, the General Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case regarding the members of the Council in compliance with Article 310 of the Criminal Code (unauthorized misappropriation of power resulting in outrage of rights and interests of physical and juridical persons). The Investigation Department on Serious Crimes of the General Prosecutor's Office was charged with investigation on the case. Shahin Mahsudoghlu Mahmudov was returned guilty under Article 310. Nasimi District Court of Baku issued an order for his detention.