Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 17 /corr. Trend A.Huseynbala/ The ruling party of Azerbaijan supports solution of the question of former President Ayaz Mutallibov and ex-Speaker Rasul Guliev's return to the native land in the legal plane.
"The issue that they emigrated abroad is lie, and the former President and ex-Speaker escaped from Azerbaijan," the deputy executive secretary of ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Siyavush Novruzov, told Trend .
Ayaz Mutallibov was elected first president in 1991 when Azerbaijan gained independence. Later an action was brought against him. He has been living in immigration in Russia since 1992.
Rasul Guliyev was chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament in 1993- 1996. In September 2006 he resigned and emigrated in the USA. Now Guliyev is the leader of the oppositional open society party.According to Novruzov, Mutallibov and Guliyev committed crime to one or other extent. "With respect to both, the Republic Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case in accordance with the appropriate articles of the Criminal Code. They can arrive in Azerbaijan at any time," said Novruzov.
The functionary of the ruling party said that after returning to the country, the former President and ex-Speaker must obey law-enforcement agencies, and appear before the court. He considers that if court justifies them, they will be freed. "Law is equal for all. There is no difference, who violate the law - journalist, MP, minister, President or former President," said the NAP official representative.
NAP was established Heydar Aliyev who was the Chairman of Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Currently the party is being chaired by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
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