Azerbaijan: Bar Association Terminates Powers of Irada Javadova

June 12, 2018

Bar Association Terminates Powers of Irada Javadova

Authorities continue to get rid of inconvenient lawyers. Another victim is a well-known lawyer Irada Javadova.

So, the Presidium of the Bar Association announced the termination of the authority of Irada Javadova and sent the appeal to the court on June 11. In the message spread in this connection it is said that the reason for this was a complaint of a certain citizen whose name is not disclosed.

“Complainant K.M. stated that Irada Javadova, without his consent and without concluding an agreement with him, wrote a complaint to the Interior Ministry about the illegal detention of the complainant in the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and reported this to the press.

The complainant argues that the information is untrue and offends his honor and dignity. He asks the Bar to take action against Javadova,” the report said.

According to the same source, the complaint was examined at the Disciplinary Commission of the Presidium and the lawyer was taken an explanatory note. According to the Commission, Javadova was unable to confirm information about her client, transferred without his consent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the media.

Javadova herself has not yet made any statements on this matter.

It should be noted that in recent years, the authorities have been hunting for lawyers defending political activists and speaking in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Thus, the officials dismissed such well-known and active lawyers as Namizad Safarov, Khalid Baghirov, Aslan Ismayilov, Alaif Hasanov, Elchin Namazov, Yalchin Imanov, Farhad Mehdiyev, Muzaffar Bakhshaliyev, Annaghi Hajibeyli, and Intigam Aliyev.

The authorities are trying to give a legal form to such actions, which cause sharp criticism of international organizations. Such a policy of official Baku is regarded as the suppression of rights and freedoms of citizens, denial of their ability to defend themselves in the courts and frank reprisals against those who do not agree with the policy of the authorities. (FRANCAIS)


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