European Court communicates with Azerbaijan on three complaints
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 23 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva / Communication has started between the European Court on Human Rights and the Azerbaijani government in connection with three more complaints.
The cases, on which communication has started, are linked with the complaints by the chairman of the Umid Party, MP Iqbal Aghazadeh, a member of the Ghajar-Zeyd municipality and the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Shamsaddin Jamiyev and founder of the Bank and Society Borchali, Novruz Ismayilov, the Society for Legal Enlightenment told Trend on Nov. 23.
Aghazadeh was accused of violating public order during the presidential election on Oct. 16, 2003, and using violence against a state official. In his complaint sent to the European Court, Aghazadeh mentioned the mistreatment with him in detention, brutal torture he was subjected, threats on arrest and torture on his sister.
He was imprisoned under sentence for a period of three years and six months on Oct. 22, 2004 and in March 2005 he was freed in accordance with the decree of pardon signed by the President.
The complainant filed a complaint to the European Court on Human Rights in connection with the violation of the third (prohibition of torture), fifth (right to liberty and security), ninth (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) and tenth (freedom of expression) articles of the European Convention on Human Rights .
Jamiyev was accused of using violence against a state servant and sentenced by Guba court to two years in prison. Jamiyev was freed on January 19, 2006 in accordance with a presidential decree on pardon.
The applicant complained to the European Court in connection with the violation of the right to a fair trial and the accusation of not committed crime. Jamiyev also made a claim that as a member of the opposition party, he was subjected to discriminatory treatment due to his political activities.
In his complaint to the European Court on Human Rights, the complainant pointed to the violation of the sixth article (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Ismaylov was accused of fraud, misappropriation and embezzlement, forgery, in connection with which he had been imprisoned for three months.
In his appeal to the European Court, Ismaylov complained that his right to freedom was violated and that there was no reason to arrest him. Neither Ismaylov nor his lawyer participated in the trial to extend the period of detention, the complaint says.
The complainant also pointed out that with regard to Ismaylov, was violated the fifth (right to liberty and security) and thirteenth (right to an effective remedy) articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Azerbaijani government and the European Court hold communication with regards to more than 60 complaints. Until now, European Court has made 18 decisions against Azerbaijan.
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