Seven officials of Azerbaijani national security ministry detained (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
Seven people were detained as part of a criminal case on abuse of authority and other violations of the law by various officials of the Azerbaijani National Security Ministry, the Prosecutor General's Office said Oct. 20.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office set up an investigation group on the facts of abuse of authority and other violations of the law by various officials of the ministry of national security.
The officials of the ministry of national security are suspected of abusing the authority, violating the requirements of the law on operative search and the unlawful interference with business entities' activity, the statement said.
The criminal cases were filed under articles 308.2 "Acts envisaged by article 308.1 (abuse of power), resulting in serious consequences, or committed to influence the election results (referendum)", 309.1 (abuse of power), 302.2 (violation of legislation on operative-search activity) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
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