Over the past 5 years of its activities, the Ombudsman Institute of Azerbaijan has not received any complaints from citizens regarding the violation of religious rights, the Commissioner on Human Rights of Azerbaijan (Ombudsman), Elmira Suleymanova, stated while making a speech at the round table Religion and Human Rights organized in co-operation with the Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Trend reports.
According to Suleymanov, over the stated period, the Ombudsman Institute has received 25,000 applications from citizens with regards to violation of their social, economical and other rights. But at present, no application has been received regarding the limitation of the rights of the religious people or violation of this process. She continued to say that the rights of the religious people are attentively followed even those in temporary detention and prisons. The Institute employees regularly hold raids in the corrective colonies and investigation isolators and carry out explanatory work amongst the personnel of these institutions regarding the freedom and rights of religious people, Suleymanova said.
Attended by the representatives of the religious and state organizations, the round table covered the prospects of co-operation in protection of human rights in this respect.