154 people were made answerable for human rights violations: ombudsman
Azerbaijan, Baku, January 25 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
Last year, 154 policemen were made answerable over 134 cases of violations of human rights, said the Ombudsman of
Elmira Suleymanova said at an event dedicated to the anniversary of the country's membership to the Council of Europe.
According to Suleymanova, the cases over several facts were referred to the court, and administrative penalties, including dismissal, were introduced with regards to others.
"Facts of torture were not recorded in Azerbaijan, but their use is not excluded in 200 facilities. They are penal colonies, homes for the elderly and children which are under our control," said Suleymanova.
However, the ombudsman said that sometimes torture is wrongly associated with inhuman treatment and insulting of human dignity.