Press release N3133/54-14, 08.04.2014
There was spread information in media that the detainee Nabiyev Latif held in the specialized Medical Institution # 3 of the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan (for prisoners with tuberculosis) of the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice was subjected to torture, while being in the punishment isolator his feet were pressed to the boiling kettle and he was given to take unknown medicaments.
The staff members of the Ombudsman Office by the instructions of the Commissioner conducted the investigation in the prison # 3 in this regard.
During the conversation with Nabiyev Latif, the accused of articles 29, 120 (1), 29, 120 (2) (4), 29, 120 (2) (7) and 228 (1) of the Criminal Code and whose case is under examination in the Baku Court on Grave Crimes, did not complain about the staff members and the administration, and the information published in media was not valid.
In spite of the fact that he was not ill, he complained about long-term detention in the specialized medical institution and prolongation of the judicial process and asked transferring to the investigation isolator.
During the conversation with the administration of the facility, it was found for the last time on 06 September 2013there was issued decision on transferring of L. Nabiyev to safe ward of the isolator for five days.
During the conversation with doctors of medical service and according to the related documents, it was approved that L. Nabiyev has “Hepatitis C”, HIV infection (IV clinic phase) and tuberculosis (infiltration phase). However, on 1 August 2013 refused from medical treatment in written and the appropriate documents were issued in this regard. According to the health certificate, there was adopted the decision, where the transferring of the accused to any investigation isolator or to detention place was considered inappropriate due to infectious diseases that might be dangerous for the other prisoners and the detained.
The staff members explained the L. Nabiyev his right to lodge an appeal against the medical reference of the doctor.