Human Dimension Department of the OSCE office in Baku continues collecting appeals on human rights violations in Azerbaijan. According to the press-secretary of the OSCE Baku office Ulvi Axundlu, Azeri citizens who consider that their human rights were violated in any way may report a written appeal to the OSCE office. Violence and torture cases would have special priority.
Given procedure is being conducted in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Baku office, said U. Axundlu. All collected information would serve as a signal for activity of the OSCE; it would be used as well in the preparation of OSCE reports on Azerbaijan and later transferred to the relevant state institutions. Our cooperation with the state institutions has already yielded positive results, he said, noting that the given information is collected and sent at the end of each year to Warsaw to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutes and Human Rights (ODIHR).
According to Axundlu, incoming appeals information is also being send to non-governmental organizations cooperating with the OSCE Baku office.
Three major subjects of appeals arriving into office indicated by Axundlu were elections violations, civil rights violations and violations on part of law enforcement forces and courts.