European Court announces judgment on Ali Insanov’s appeal - UPDATED

European Court announces judgment on Ali Insanov’s appeal - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED
# 14 March 2013 12:10 (UTC +04:00)

Babayev said Ali Insanov’s appeals on article 3 (prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 6 § 1 and 3 (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights were ensured.

“If Azerbaijan does not file an appeal against this decision to the Grand Chamber of the European Court, it must be executed. The issue on the execution will depend on the decision of the Supreme Court,” he said.

Under the judgment, the Azerbaijani government is to pay € 10 000 compensation to Ali Insanov.

Insanov detained in October, 2005 was convicted of a number of serious criminal offences, including embezzlement of public funds and arranging for unlawful privatization of State-owned property assets, and sentenced in April 2007 to 11 years’ imprisonment, with confiscation of property and a three-year ban on holding public office.

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