Convicted persons to receive free juridical aid in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 3 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
The Azerbaijani non-government organizations (NGO) on human rights will render free juridical aid to the convicted persons.
Lawyers will give to the convicted persons necessary juridical recommendations on their problems, the Justice Ministry Public Committee Coordinator Civil Activist Sahib Mammadov told Trend on March 3.
There are a lot of people needing this aid amongst the convicted persons, he said.
"There are some convicted people who desires to apply to international instances, receive preterm release, lodge a complaint with appeal instances or Supreme Court, as well as who cannot receive grant due to absence of documents. However, they apply to the relevant bodies at the wrong time due to juridical illiteracy. As the convicted persons' juridical knowledge is not enough, some of them missed terms to lodge a complaint against resolutions of the regional courts. Moreover, sometimes the prosecutor bodies interfere into preterm discharge matter groundlessly," the coordinator said.
The civil activist said that juridical aid will be rendered by lawyer-members of the public committee at the first stage.
Famous lawyers will be drawn into the case at the next stages. The committee will pay fees to the involved lawyers.
The public committee was formed in 2006 to implement public control over the penitentiary institutions and provide the society's participation in correcting the convicted. NGO on human rights form the committee's staff through competition. Every new staff operates within a year. The committee's organizations implement projects to assist the convicted. The committee submits a report to the Justice Ministry on results of monitoring conducted by the committee at jails.
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