Prosecutor General's Office and Justice Ministry issue joint statement on death of prisoner

Prosecutor General
# 12 January 2015 15:25 (UTC +04:00)

Upon the information regarding the death of Babayev Elshad Said the Correctional Facility #14 of the Penitentiary Service received on December 22, 2014 at about 07:00, an inspector of Garadagh District Prosecutor Office examined the scene and the body in the presence of a forensic expert and officials of the Medical Service under the Justice Ministry, the Prosecutor General's Office told APA.

The initial investigation revealed that a group of prisoners in the facility violated the rules of prison regime making use of the incident and committed actions aimed at disrupting activity of the facility failing to comply with the requirements of the employees.

In this regard, appropriate expertise was appointed to determine causes of E. Babayev’s death and damage caused by the actions of the prisoners as well as the employees of the facility and prisoners were questioned, relevant documents about E.Babayev as well as forensic documents were taken and other necessary procedural measures were taken.

The Penitentiary Service has conducted an inquiry into the incident and appropriate security measures and the documents were sent to the relevant prosecutor's office.

Garadagh District Prosecutor's Office has launched a criminal case on the fact and investigation is underway.