17 December 2009, 23:40

In Nakhichevan, civil society activists state violation of their rights

In the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan, three activists of the civil society state encroachment on their right to fair trial, since local law enforcers refused to accept their complaint of beating.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the activists were beaten on December 15 in the context of working in the project of the local Resource Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.

Malakhat Nasibova, a journalist and head of the Resource Centre, wife of Ilgar Nasibov, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that the city police of Nakhichevan had recommended them to complain to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the NAR.

"There, they also refused to listen to us, same as at the prosecutor's office," Ms Nasibova said. According to her version, the local forensic medical experts also refused to examine the victims.

Since medical institutions had in fact refused to render medical aid, the beaten activists are treated at home. According to Malakhat Nasibova, both the local medical-legal investigation and the city hospital refused to make x-ray pictures. At the hospital, doctors only visually examined the victims and defined ' by eye' that they had no fractures, just bruises." The doctors refused to give an official conclusion.

Ilgar Nasibov and Eivazov suffer from strong pains after received kicks in the belly, head and ribs. Nasibov has problems with breathing. Abbasov feels more or less normal, as he did not receive any direct blows.

After refusal of regional law enforcers to investigate the fact of beating, the human rights activists addressed for help to the Institute of Media Rights (IMR). This human rights entity was going to send official requests on the incident to the MIA and State Office of Public Prosecutor of Azerbaijan.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 21, 2019 15:21

  • Residents of South Ossetia mark Republic Day with parade and mass festivities

    On the occasion of the Republic Day in South Ossetia, four days-off were announced, September 20-23. According to the tradition, residents of Tskhinvali, the capital, came to the military parade and festivities, although not everyone knows the meaning of the holiday. In 1990, with the proclamation of the South Ossetian Republic, the process of the collapse of the USSR began, said Mamuka Areshidze, a Georgian political analyst.

September 21, 2019 15:17

September 21, 2019 11:38

September 21, 2019 11:32

  • Russian authorities withdraw from helping Beslan victims

    Today, 15 years after the terror act in the Beslan school, former hostages need medical and social rehabilitation, but receive no support from the authorities. No high-quality rehabilitation of tragedy victims is possible without a state programme, as it needs huge resources, the leaders of the "Beslan Mothers" and "Voice of Beslan" NGO have stated.

September 21, 2019 11:30

News archive