Azerbaijani MP Demands Recall of Reprimand Made by Disciplinary Commission
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / The chairman of the Azerbaijan's Ana Vatan party, MP Fazayil Aghamaly, demands recall of the reprimand made by the Disciplinary Commission of the Parliament, Aghamaly reported in Baku on 13 September.
"I am not guilty of the incident which occurred on 16 March, so the decision of the Disciplinary Commission should be recalled. I will insist," Aghamaly said.
A wrangle between the MPs Huseyn Abdullayev and Fazail Aghamaly that occurred in the Parliament on 16 March came to blows. Abdullayev was deprived of immunity of a deputy at the parliamentary emergency meeting on 19 March and was detained on the same day.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office filed a criminal case in contravention of Articles 132 (assault and battery) and Article 221.2.2 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code, while at the end of the investigation Article 132 was canceled. The MP was charged in contravention of Article 221.2 (hooliganism) and Article 128 (willful infliction of damage to health). The Baku City Sabail District Court sentenced Abdullayev to 2-year suspended imprisonment. Baku Court of Appeal upheld the sentence.
The Disciplinary Commission made a reprimand to Aghamaly. The decision was not changed after the MP applied.
The MP noted that next week he would meet with the Speaker of the Parliament, Ogtay Asadov, to discuss the matter.
"The Parliament will begin its work on 1 October. Next week I will undertake necessary measures to recall the decision of the Disciplinary Commission," the MP said.