Fwd: Azerbajan: case on insult of President


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Subject: Fwd: Azerbajan: case on insult of President

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Original sender: Eldar Zeynalov <eldar@azeurotel.com>

Fwd: Azerbajan: case on insult of President


Dear collegues:
 
Please, grant your attention for the case of Ashraf Mehdiyev. The
court of the country pretended to be democratic one accepted the case
on insult of President who was suspected by the defendant that has not
Azeri but Kurdish origin. From what time the Kurdish origin became so
offensive and basis for the criminal (!) persecution?
 
I'm not surprized therefore that British Ambassador (as IHF and me)
considers Azerbaijan as not ready to be a CoE member.
 
So, I propose to you to intervene and react to the case. The person
himself is not interesting and even some antipathic. However, I
believe the case itself must face the strong opposition.
 
Regards,
Eldar
 
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#3. AZERBAIJAN IS NOT READY FOR EUROPEAN COUNCIL

The British Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Roger Tomas, stated that
Azerbaijan is not ready to be a member of the European Council.

"I think that at present Azerbaijan is not ready for a membership to
the European Council. Azerbaijan should do work corresponding the
European standards for moving forward the European Council. There
should be held free and fair elections, formed free press, and
independent court in the country. Britain would like Azerbaijan to be
accepted to the European Council.", said the Ambassador to the agency
Turan.
* Turan
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#4. ASHRAF MEHDIEV`S CHARGE COMPLETED

There had been brought an action against Ashraf Mehdiev, chairman of
the party "Geyrat". On June 29, his case was completed, and sent to
the Sabail district court. He was charged with three items of the
Criminal Code of Azerbaijan: Article 188-6-"insulting the honor and
dignity of president", Article 121- calumny, and Article 122- insult,
informed the Prosecutor of Baku city.

If Mr. Mehdiev is found guilty, he is expected imprisonment from 1
year till 6. Ashraf Mehdiev has been taken commitment on not leaving
his house, informed the Prosecutor`s office.
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