European Court Executes Lawsuit of Azerbaijani Opposition Party’s Chairman
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / The European Court on Human Rights began its execution of the appeal on lengthy violations of the human rights of the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP), Sardar Jalaloghlu, Jalaloghlu reported in Baku on 3 August. He demands €500,000 compensation from the Azerbaijani Government.
After the unrests which occurred as a result of the 2003 presidential elections, Jalaloghlu was detained and by the decision of the Court on Serious Crimes was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment. In 2005, the MP was pardoned.
Jalaloghlu applied to the European Court stating that during his detention he had been tortured. The Court made a conclusion that the tortures were not investigated at the court and decided that Jalaoghlu must be paid compensation in the amount of €10,000.
The Chairman of the ADP has already submitted his third appeal to the European Court. This time he claims that his rights of a deputy were not recognized during the parliamentary elections of 2005.