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DPA Chairman will Appeal Council of Europe Committee of Ministries

Society Materials 4 April 2008 18:19

Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 April / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / Sardar Jalaloglu, the chairman of Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA), will appeal to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in connection with the non-fulfillment of the decisions of European Court.

Jalaloglu stated to Trend that he underwent torture and the General Prosecutor's Office has not intiated any proceeding so far.

The Nasimi District Court has approved the information that Jalaloglu underwent torture and took a decision to submit the case to the Republic Prosecutor to investigate the case.

Jalaloglu said that as per the regulations of UN Convention against torture, the Government must start investigation and make accused persons answerable.

"The General Prosecutor's Office have not initiated proceeding on the case and has closed its eyes on the torture," Jalaloglu said.

Jalaloglu said that he had appealed the General Prosecutor Office to fulfill the decision of Nasimi District Court, and he would now appeal to Council of Europe and European Court for Human rights if he would not receive any reply for his appeal.

Jalaloglu was arrested after the presidential elections in 2003. He appealed to European Court that he underwent torture during the detention period. On 11 Jan, European Court made a decision on his appeal. The Court recognized that Jalaloglu's rights were violated and the Government had to pay the fine in amount of €10,000.

Jalaloglu appealed to Nasimi District Court charging Tahir Kazimov - former Chief of Investigation department of Republican Prosecutor on Henious Crime, Gulnara Tagizade -former judge of Nasimi region, in connection with torture, as well as Farhad Mehtiyev -chief of Central Department against Organized Crime, Eyyub Seidov, Nadir Mammadov and Kamil Bilalov, employees of the Department, with the hiding of the facts related to torture.

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