Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 February /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi/ A study by the Press Council of Azerbaijan has revealed that some publishing houses in Azerbaijan are illegally selling diplomas.
"The sample diplomas which are drawn up depicting superior and top class wording are sold mainly to the heads of budget organizations and private institutions for a specific fee," Aflatun Amashov, the chairman of the Press Council of Azerbaijan said Trend on 11 February.
According to Amashov, diplomas have been purchased by certain people who have them framed and presented and are not concerned whether employees of publishing houses have any relations with the press.
The Council of Press has repeatedly made statements to this effect. "The publisher of the Mustagil Dovlet newspaper (Independent state) sold a Diploma for Honour and Dignity which was printed using illogical and nonsensical sentences to institutions in Lankaran and other regions. The Adalat newspaper (Justice) also sold a Diploma for Fame, Amashov said.
He also said that in some cases these publishing houses have misused the names and portraits of political figures as well while drawing up the diplomas.
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