European Court to Consider Azeri Citizen's Claim
On November 16, the European Court on Human Rights will consider the case of the Azeri citizen Fahmin Hajiyev born in 1959 and residing in Baku, Trend reports quoting the statement of the Court.
It is mentioned in the statement that F.Hajiyev is an activist of the Popular Front Political Movement that played a key role in the fight for the acquisition of the independence of the country. In 1992 when the Popular Front came to the power, Hajiyev held a number of high-ranking military posts and in 1993 he became the commander of OMON (Special Force Police Department).
F.Hajiyev informed the European Court that he was arrested after the Popular Front lost its political force in 1993. In August 1995, the Military Chamber of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan sentenced him to 10-year prison for assassination efforts and other crimes. In June 1996, the same Court condemned his inactivity during the occupation of the Khojali district of Azerbaijan by the Armenian Armed Forces and sentenced him to 15-year prison, the same source mentioned.
He noted that after 2 years, the Appeal Court informed him that they can not consider his case due to the adoption of the new Criminal Code and advised him to appeal to the Supreme Court. Afterwards he was pardoned and released from the prison.