Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.1
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
During the meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors in Zurich, Switzerland, Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office made a statement on the biased resolution of the European Parliament on the country.
Commenting on the issue, Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov told reporters that the European Parliament has no right to adopt a resolution on Azerbaijan, since the country has no obligations to this structure.
On the other hand, it is inadmissible to politicize the issues which can be resolved on the legal plane, according to the prosecutor general.
"As you know, the country's president has been informed about the fact of murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev," said Garalov.
Rasim Aliyev, working for Ann.az website, was beaten and as a result, suffered multiple injuries on August 8. Aliyev died in a clinical medical center on August 9. A criminal case has been initiated on the fact and investigation is underway.
Garalov added that the Interior Ministry and the operational and investigation group of the Prosecutor General's Office identified in a day all those who were involved in this crime and they were detained.
"The case will be submitted to the court in coming days and politicization of this criminal case is inadmissible," said the prosecutor general.
He added that cases of murder of journalists are observed in many countries.
"We strongly condemn this, since it is not inherent in our society," he said, adding that according to the information from the Reporters Without Borders, 61 journalists were killed in the world in 2014.
"In the last nine months of 2015, 41 journalists were killed in the world. Does it turn out that if journalists are killed in any country, the European Parliament should make a statement in this regard? No. It is a biased statement," he said.
"No one can interfere in Azerbaijan's internal affairs," said Garalov. "In this case, everyone should respect the court decisions."
Noting that court is the independent branch of the government, the prosecutor general said that no one has the right to interfere in the work of the judiciary.
Edited by SI