Moscow. Farid Akbarov - APA. First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation Alexei Alexandrov explained why the Russian delegation opposed completely PACE resolution on Azerbaijan
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judicial and Legal Affairs, Civil Society, a member of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Alexei Alexandrov opposed the PACE resolution on the report of Christoph Strasser "The follow-up to the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan"
Senator described the debate interesting and serious. However, in his opinion, the speaker held a parliamentary investigation without following the rules. “He was not in Azerbaijan, has not studied the sources of evidence at the scene, and did not provide sufficient evidence for the published lists of political prisoners,” said Alexei Alexandrov. "We can not solve the legal issues by illegal means," APA's Moscow correspondent reports
The senator pointed to the fact that international law has no notion of "political prisoner."
"Accordingly, the use of this term in a document provides opportunities for one-sided and politicized interpretation." All MPs are interested in the law is obeyed by the law enforcement agencies, but it has no relation to the following list, which are not of legal evidentiary value, said Alexei Alexandrov. "It's subjective, taste matters, and they can not be a substitute for legal solutions of a democratic state."
Most members of the Assembly do not supported the resolution on the report, and in the end it was not accepted. The Russian delegation unanimously voted against the document.