OCCRP on 3rd July reported that 13 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have been thrown out of the organisation for accepting gifts and bribes from the Azerbaijani government while another can continue to serve, according to a report released by a Council committee.  The report compiles the evidence found and explains the relationship between the Azerbaijani government and PACE going back to 2001, when Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe.  The expelled members were found to have established financial and commercial interests with Azerbaijan and did the bidding of the Azerbaijani government.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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