Member of Azerbaijani Opposition Party Intends to Take Party to Court
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 January /corr. Trend I.Alizade / Member of the Musavat Party, editor-in-chief of Yeni Musavat newspaper intends to take the Party to court.
"I will take the party to court in order to cancel their decision to become a member of the Union of Parties of Liberal-Democratic Reforms of Europe," the member of the party, Rauf Arifoglu, reported to Trend on 14 January.
The decision to join the Union of Parties of Liberal-Democratic Reforms of Europe was made at Party's meeting on 23 December 2006. Musavat Party became the member of the Union at the meeting in Berlin on 18 October.
The representative of Musavat Party in the Parliament, MP Nasib Nasibli and the editor-in-chief of Yeni Musavat newspaper, Rauf Arifoglu, stated that the decision is wrong. Nasibli said that he resigned due to the issue that the spirit of the Union does not correspond to the spirit of Musavat.
Arifoglu made an appeal to the Party's Central Control and Inspection Commission with a request to determine whether its membership to the Union meets the Program and Charter of the party. However, the Commission did not consider this appeal.
Arifoglu was chairman of the Musavat Party.
"The Commission considers my complaint to be groundless and that there was no law broken in joining the Union. The facts that I was presented was not assessed, determined and denied. I expected the Commission to make such an absurd decision. I am dissatisfied with the Commission's decision. Therefore, I need to seek the truth elsewhere," he said.
The editor-in-chief said that he will determine the possibility to bring the Commission to court. "I am preparing the documents and after presidential elections I will make an appeal to the court. I am not going to give up the principles that I consider to be right," he added.
Opposition Musavat Party was established in 1992. The party's leader Isa Gambnar was the ex-speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament (1992-1993) and candidate for presidency in 2003 presidential elections. The party is being represented in parliament by four MPs.