Azerbaijani Ombudsman officials visit detained in Ismayilli incident
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 / Trend I. Izzet /
Representatives of the Ombudsman Office visited people detained during the events in Ismayilli, the press-service of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday.
On behalf of the Ombudsman, the personnel of the Ombudsman's Office met with 12 persons detained in connection with recent 23 January incident in Ismayilli and held in the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the MIA.
The detainees did not express displeasure over their conditions of detention and treatment on the management's side.
Criminal proceedings under Articles 186.2.1, 233 and 315.2 of the Criminal Code were initiated by the Investigation Department of the Heinous Crimes Prosecutor's Office against ten persons and under Article 221.2.1 against two persons.
Each defendant was provided with counsel at public expense.
During the visit it was determined that the place of detention under the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime is repaired and meets modern standards.
It was noted that at the request of the Commissioner for Human Rights to the Prosecutor General's Office, certain measures have been taken for meeting with attorneys selected by defendants themselves, as well as ensuring their transfer from the place of detention to remand prison.
Previously, the Ministry of Interior released a statement on the incident that took place in Ismayilli on January 23 over biased hooliganism, which was accompanied by deterioration of another's property, committed by drunken Chirag hotel administrator, Emil Shamdinov and his friend Elmeddin Mammadov, followed by setting fire to Chirag and cars of different brands by a group of people gathered at the venue.