Hasanov: Azerbaijan does not comply with the CE penal rules

Former political prisoners are concerned about the conditions of the “prisoners of conscience,” said Elshan Hasanov, the coordinator of the Public Alliance “Azerbaijan has no political prisoners.”

Despite old age and disease, a known human rights activist Leyla Yunus is kept in intolerable conditions. She is not provided with proper medical care, cannot receive the dietary food and medicine.

Arif Yunus is kept in the basement of the Ministry of National Security, and this is the only information about him; there is no information about his health, and he is not allowed to meet with a lawyer, Hasanov said.

NO medical assistance is provided for another arrested human rights activist, Intigam Aliyev.

The fate of Emin Huseynov – IRFS Director is also unknown; his office was sealed after the search and seizure of equipment and documentation.

“We are concerned for the lives of human rights defenders due to certain reasons: the Penitentiary Service repeatedly documented the torture and deaths from torture.

Azerbaijan ratified the CE Convention on the Prison Rules, and we demand that the treatment of “prisoners of conscience” be in line with the standards of this Convention,” said Hasanov.

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Hasanov: Azerbaijan does not comply with the CE penal rules

August 21st, 2014

Former political prisoners are concerned about the conditions of the “prisoners of conscience,” said Elshan Hasanov, the coordinator of the Public Alliance “Azerbaijan has no political prisoners.”

Despite old age and disease, a known human rights activist Leyla Yunus is kept in intolerable conditions. She is not provided with proper medical care, cannot receive the dietary food and medicine.

Arif Yunus is kept in the basement of the Ministry of National Security, and this is the only information about him; there is no information about his health, and he is not allowed to meet with a lawyer, Hasanov said.

NO medical assistance is provided for another arrested human rights activist, Intigam Aliyev.

The fate of Emin Huseynov – IRFS Director is also unknown; his office was sealed after the search and seizure of equipment and documentation.

“We are concerned for the lives of human rights defenders due to certain reasons: the Penitentiary Service repeatedly documented the torture and deaths from torture.

Azerbaijan ratified the CE Convention on the Prison Rules, and we demand that the treatment of “prisoners of conscience” be in line with the standards of this Convention,” said Hasanov.

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