Arrested Azerbaijani MP not Allowed to Receive Treatment Abroad
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / Elchin Behbudov, the chairman of the Anti Torture Committee, called moral and psychological torture prohibition imposed on the former MP Huseyn Abdullayev, by the Department of Officers of Court of the Sabail District Court to receive medical treatment abroad.
Javanshir Suleymanov, Abdullayev's attorney, noted that the Court released Abdullayev from penalty and the former MP may go abroad for treatment.
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. The Disciplinary Committee issued a reprimand to Aghamali.