Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
As many as 57 people have been recognized victims as part of an investigation into criminal acts of former officials of Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry, Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office told Trend Nov. 25.
The damage inflicted to the victims is estimated at tens of millions of manats, added the Prosecutor General's Office.
Earlier, the Grave Crimes Investigation Department at the Prosecutor General's Office conducted an investigation on the basis of numerous complaints addressed by entrepreneurs and individuals to the Azerbaijani presidential administration and public prosecution bodies.
The investigation collected sufficient evidence about the abuse and excess of powers by a number of heads of departments and divisions, as well as other employees of the Ministry of National Security.
Following the investigation, 21 people have been held accountable for the revealed criminal acts, in line with Azerbaijan's Criminal Code.
Arrest was chosen as a restraint measure against 19 of them, while recognizance not to leave was chosen as a restrictive measure against one person.
Another person, who avoided investigation, was put on wanted list, with further arrest as a measure of restraint.