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"On July 21 the Shirvan administrative-economic court sent me a summons to participate in court on July 22. The summons was received by the postal service of Imishli on July 24, and handed to me on July 25," said the plaintiff Khudash Rzayev.
Since October 2010 the Kur headquarters prepared 128 claims of affected citizens against government agencies. For today, more than a hundred claims have been accepted by the courts. In connection with the settlement of their problems, nine complainants withdrew their complaints. In general, the courts have resolved the problem of 28 plaintiffs.
Most complaints were related to corruption and red tape from the authorities. According to Gulaliyev, the courts delay the trials to prevent their continuation in the European court. But, still, a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights is being prepared on the case of a farmer from Saatli.
As a result of the presentation of the report, recommendations for government agencies consisting of 12 points have been prepared by the Kur Headquarters staff. In particular, the staff called to conduct hearings within the framework and terms defined by law, as well as stop the tape and a mockery of the citizens.
The staff also recommended to ensure transparency and accountability of the distribution of state aid of 460 million AZN, namely: to publish the list of citizens and detailed information on any type of aid they received from the state including lump sum payments, compensation for damage to farms, new and/or rebuilt homes. This information should be available on the website of the Ministry for Emergency Situations.
Although two years have passed since the flood and about 500 million AZN have been allocated, the problems of eight flood-affected areas have only been solved partially. The process of eliminating the consequences of flooding is characterized by massive corruption and widespread human rights violations, as well as the violence by government agencies against citizens.