Council of Europe Launches an Investigation against Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe has launched an investigation into alleged corruption at the council involving Azerbaijan.

There are suspicions that Azerbaijan influenced PACE’s rejection of a report on Azeri political prisoners in 2013, BBC reports.

The criticisms concern some members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

In January 2013 PACE rejected a report by German Social Democrat MP Christoph Strässer, which deplored human rights abuses in Azerbaijan and urged the authorities there to release political prisoners.