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Azerbaijani Minister for Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov (left) speaks during a Council of Europe session in Vienna on May 6.  (Photo: Council of Europe/Sandro Weltin)

Council of Europe Urged to Investigate Azerbaijani Bribes

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption, after allegations that a former senior member was paid €2.39m to engineer votes to protect the kleptocratic regime of Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev.