Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / The former Azerbaijani MP Huseyn Abdullayev will appeal to the European Court. The appeal brought by Abdullayev would be considered in the Supreme Court on 27 November, Abdullayev's lawyer Javanshir Suleymanov said.
"If the appeal not to be satisfied Abdullayev will appeal to the European Court," the lawyer said.
A squabble between the MPs Huseyn Abdullayev and Fazail Aghamali that occurred in Parliament on 16 March came to blows. Abdullayev was deprived of immunity as a deputy at the parliamentary emergency meeting on 19 March and was detained that 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(hooliganism) of the Criminal Code, while at the end of the investigation, the charges connected to Article 132 was withdrawn. The MP was charged in contravention of Article 221.2 (hooliganism) and Article 128 (wilful infliction of damage to health). The Baku City Sabail District Court sentenced Abdullayev to a two-year suspended sentence. The Disciplinary Committee issued a reprimand to Aghamali.
On 17 September, the Baku City Sabail District Court decided to permit Abdullayev to go to Germany for medical treatment. According to the attorney, the ex-MP has a vertebra hernia and it is impossible to cure the disease in Azerbaijan. Notably, Abdullayev was sentenced conditionally, therefore he cannot leave Azerbaijan