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Azerbaijan Arrests Former Deputy Defense Minister On Corruption Charges

BAKU -- A former Azerbaijani deputy defense minister, Mehman Salimov, has been arrested on corruption charges.

Media reports in Azerbaijan on November 25 cited the Prosecutor-General's Office as saying that Salimov is suspected of abuse of power and misuse or embezzlement of state finances.

No more details have been provided.

Salimov was a deputy defense minister between 1995 and 1999.

He was responsible for political and social issues in the Defense Ministry.

With reporting by and Interfax