Baku/24.12.13/Turan : In 2013 the Azerbaijani Committee against Torture received 115 complaints of torture , ill and inhuman treatment. In six cases, the complaints were about the violence against women, said at the press conference on December 24 the head of the human rights group structure, Elchin Behubdov, and five cases of deaths were recorded. All these facts occurred in the military units of the National Army. Behbudov called the names of the dead soldiers with signs of violence on their bodies - Elvin Niftizade, Ceyhun Gubadov, Seymour Allahverdiev , Telman Aliyev, and Orkhan Mirzazade.
In addition, a fact of man death in the police department was recorded. However, the fact of violent death was not confirmed. The talk is about Jamil Babayev , who tried to flee from the Lenkoran police by jumping from the second floor. According to Behbudov, he has repeatedly been convicted for drugs and taking advantage of the situation when occasionally he was left alone in a room jumped from the second floor and a few days later died from his injuries. Behbudov reported that in 2012, there were 141 appeals about torture , including nine deaths.
According Behbudova complaints are mostly about inhuman treatment in military units, penitentiaries , police departments , by employees of the Ministry of Transportation and Safety of SOCAR.
Transportation Inspector used violence against drivers, and SOCAR representatives against tenants of the houses that allegedly were illegally built on territories of SOCAR.
At the same time the Ministry of Transport and SOCAR ignore appeals of the Committee against Torture. All public authorities say that the investigation facts were not confirmed.
According to Behubdov, with the exception of the Justice Penitentiary Service all other sub monitoring structures - Ministry of Internal Affairs , Ministry of National Security , Ministry of Education, Specialized Internet , Drug dispensary and psychiatric institutions of Ministry of Health cooperated with the Committee against Torture. In these institutions members can enter without prior notice.
However, according to Behbudov, most complaints about the poor conditions of detention , torture and inhuman treatment comes precisely at the prisons .
The complainants are placed for the appeals to the punishment cells, and lately their relatives asked not to note in the reports the names of people exposed to pressure in the colonies and jail the Prison Service.
Behbudov also noted the need for repairs in Drug Dependency Clinic , psychiatric institutions in the regions , special boarding schools , enhance protection of these agencies to improve heating in winter.
Behbudov also said that he appealed to President Ilham Aliyev in connection with the cases of the newspaper "Bizim Yol" ,Parviz Hashimli, and head of the EMDS, Anar Mammadov.
Human rights activist asks the President to facilitate the release of these individuals.
Behbudov conveyed the request of Hashimli about "pardon."
Hashimli says he does not find himself guilty, and there is not a verdict yet against him.
However, according to Behbudov, journalist during a visit to his December 18 personally asked the human rights activist to convey his request to the president "on pardon", and Behbudov only expressed in his message to the president Hashimli’s wish.
Regarding Mammadov , EMDS did not ask for appeal to the president .
Behbudov appealed to the president at his own initiative, and asked him to assist in the release of Mammadov , and in particular , to assign a fine agunst him, and not a prison sentence.
Asking about the allegations of torture against Hashimli , then, according to Behbudov, on December 18, in jail of the MNS , despite his repeated offers to tell who tortured him, he said that he told about it in the court, and does not want to talk about it more.
According to Behbudov, on December 17 Hashimli was allowed to speak on the phone to his family, and a meeting with his wife.
Asking the question on the legitimate operation of individual prison MNS, Bekhbudov said that although international organizations insist on closing of the detention center, secret services in many countries have their insulators.
Moreover, according to Behbudov , conditions of detention in jail MNB , food quality, medical care are better than in other centers.
According to Behbudov, Committee says only those facts which it is aware of.
According to Behbudov, in reality tortures may be more, because the victims and their families are afraid to complain.
Behbudov also said that the report will be sent to the World Organization of Torture , the Committee against Torture, and the OSCE Council of Europe headquarters.—06C--