Sixteen high-rank officials detained in Azerbaijan in 2015 (UPDATE-1)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Some 16 senior officials were detained on corruption charges in Azerbaijan in 2015, Kamran Aliyev, the Azerbaijani Deputy Prosecutor General, said at a press conference Jan. 15 devoted to the activity of the Main Department for Combating Corruption in 2015.
Aliyev said that these individuals were arrested following 14 operational measures carried out by the department in 2015.
"Some 169 more officials were brought to the disciplinary responsibility," Aliyev said.
"The Main Department received 22 statements on the investigative files and 49 - on the criminal cases during the reporting period," he said. "Some 42 out of 169 officials brought to the disciplinary responsibility worked at the ministry of health, 28 officials - the ministry of labor and social protection, 13 officials - the ministry of education, 48 officials - the interior ministry."
Aliyev said that the Main Department submitted 200 criminal cases concerning 295 people to the courts in 2015.
He said that of 144 manat counted in damages for these criminal cases, some 37 million manat were reimbursed. Aliyev also said that upon completion of the criminal cases, the arrest of property in the amount of 44 million manat was issued.