Draft law on freedom of gatherings to be changed Rabiyat Aslanova

Business Materials 26 April 2006 16:45 (UTC +04:00)

Some regulations of the draft law on freedom of gathrings will be limited, head of the permanent commission on human rights in Milli Mejlis, Rabiyat Aslanova told Trend.

It is necessary to note that the given draft law has been criticized during the previous discussions in parliament, most of critiques were focused on its part regarding the use of special gear by the police to disperse rallies (rubber bullets, dogs, bars and tear gas). Thus, it was decided to revise the draft later on.

Returning the draft to its initial stage might be a correct step, Aslanova observed. There are some aspects in the draft that have little or northing to do with the human rights and freedoms and they absolutely contradict to the European convention regulation. However, I expect to achieve limiting usage of additional means by police while dispersing illegal rallies, she concluded.