ECHR admitted violation of rights of Azerbaijani oppositionist

Baku / 05.12.19 / Turan: On December 5, the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of the rights of Beybala Abil, the Azerbaijani oppositionist, member of the "Classic" Popular Front Party.

The complaint was about the refusal to register as a candidate for deputy in the 2010 parliamentary elections. He ran for elections in the 11th Garadagh district.

He was denied registration under the pretext that his campaign materials were distributed ahead of time. However, Abil himself was not involved in this and announced a provocation in order to disrupt his registration. His complaints were not examined by election commissions and courts in Azerbaijan.

The ECHR considered that Abil's rights guaranteed by Article 3 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention were violated and decided to pay the applicant 4,500 euros for non-pecuniary damage and another 1,459 euros for legal expenses.

This is the second case Abil won in the ECHR. Earlier, the Strasbourg court ruled that it was unlawful for him to be registered as a candidate for parliamentary elections in 2005 in the same constituency, and decided to pay him € 7,500 for moral damages and € 1,600 for legal expenses. –06D-


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