Executive Board of Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court Satisfies Complaint of ADP Chairman

Society Materials 18 September 2007 15:53 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The Executive Board of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan satisfied the complaint of the Chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP), Sardar Jalaoglu and decided to forward the case for reconsideration at Nasimi District Court of Baku, Jalaoglu's lawyer Fuad Agayev informed Trend.

He stressed that Jalaoglu appealed to the court with regards to the torture which he incurred during his arrest for participating in the 2003 October events in Azerbaijan. Jalaoglu said that he had been tortured by the employees of the Interior Ministry, Department for Fighting against Organized Crime and requested that those persons to made responsible for their actions.

However, Nasimi District Court rejected Jalaoglu's lawsuit. The Appeal Court also upheld the decision. Canceling the resolution of the Appeal Court, the Supreme Court decided to forward the case for reconsideration to the Nasimi District Court of Baku. The lawyer said that this resulted from a resolution of the European Court.

On 11 January, the European Court on Human Rights passed a resolution regarding Jalaoglu's complaint. It testified the violation of the rights intended in Article 3 (ban on torture) of the European Convention and envisaged a payment of €10,000 compensation to Jalaoglu.