ECHR upholds the complaint of journalist against the authorities of Azerbaijan

On Thursday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) admitted the violation of the rights of journalists and activists of the party “Musavat” Mustafa Hajibeyli, guaranteed by Article 3 (prohibition of torture) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Thus, the ECtHR ruled that Hajibeyli must pay compensation of 10.000 euro and 3.000 euros in respect of costs. The complaint was filed because of the mistreatment the editor of “Democracy” newspaper during the protest action of the opposition April 2, 2011. Hajibeyli was arrested during the dispersal of the peaceful rally, and taken to Nasimi District Police Office of Baku, where he was subjected to inhuman treatment.

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