Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend, K. Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani Deputy Justice Minister head
Madat Guliyev said it is impossible to restore the death penalty in the country.
"The restoration of death penalty in Azerbaijan may be the subject of discussions. But the restoration of the death penalty is impossible, as Azerbaijan is among the most developed countries and integrates into Europe," Guliyev said on Tuesday.
The national leader Heydar Aliyev launched an initiative to abolish the death penalty on Jan.,22 1998. The parliament supported the president's proposal and a historic decision was taken on Feb.10, 1998.
Azerbaijan is not only among CIS member states, but is one of the whole world's last places in terms of the number of crimes per 100,000 people, Guliyev said.
"This became possible as a result of the correct political course pursued by the great leader. And today, this policy is successfully continued," Guliyev said.
At a meeting of the parliamentary committee on legal policy and state building held in early May MP Ilyas Ismayilov said that country it is necessary to restore the death penalty in the country.