Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Alizade / In 2006 the Ombudsman Office of Azerbaijan received 7500 complaints. The Ombudsman of Azerbaijan, Elmira Suleymanova, presented a report regarding the results of 2006 on 6 March at meeting of the Parliament of Azerbaijan. She said that the number of the complaints has not increased as comprised with 2005, but serious changes are observed in their essences. In 2005 a major part of the complaints was linked with the procrastination in issuing identity cards, violation of the voting rights and other issues.
"A major part of the complaints received by the Ombudsman Office in 2006 dealt with the non-implementation of the court resolutions and with problems in giving addressed social aid," Suleymanova said.
Ombudsman highlighted that the facts of tortures and other cases disgracing the dignity discovered in the police departments and temporary detention isolators have been researched until the end. Suleymanova stressed that the reforms in the legal-court sphere have led to the progresses in this sphere.
She said that during the monitoring in 2006 a number of negative cases was discovered in Gobustan Closed Prison and on the base of the proposals, the Chief of Gobustan Prison, Sadagat Agayev, was dismissed from her position according to the decision of the Justice Minister. In addition, Suleymanova said that 18 woman and underage prisoners have been released on the base of the proposals of Ombudsman.