Baku 2015: Azerbaijan government ‘docking staff pay to fund bloating European Games costs’

Baku 2015 European Games. (Reuters)
Baku 2015 European Games. (Reuters)

Azerbaijan’s government is allegedly docking public sector workers’ salaries as an informal tax to help pay for the Baku 2015 European Games.

One human rights activist in the Azeri capital Baku confirmed to IBTimes UK that the government had been coercing workers to make “donations” to help fund the Games, the first of their kind, which comes in the form of a lower salary at the end of the month.

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