Azerbaijani lawyers Elton Guliyev and Javad Javadov informed the human rights defender Intigam Aliyev in jail in Kurdakhani. Guliyev told Turan the human rights activist could move independently and his speech was normal. However, the human rights activist has certain health problems. Contact.az informs about this. The lawyer said that before his arrest Aliyev had health problems, and he received treatment. The arrest and detention in prison conditions also affect the health of the human rights activist, because of what his state of health has sharply deteriorated, as stated by representatives of defense and other relatives of the accused. Aliyev suffers from insomnia that also badly affects the overall condition.
In answering the question whether the health of Aliyev gave a basis to change the preventive measure, the lawyer Guliyev said that unambiguous assessment of the state of health may be given by the doctors. At the same time, he noted that, according to the criminal procedure law, the preventive measure of arrest chosen by the court may be changed or canceled only by the court.
However, under the law in two cases the investigator may terminate the application of the restrictive measure of arrest chosen by the court: in the presence of a medical reference that the accused cannot stay in custody in connection with a serious illness; and the qualification of the offense as crime not representing big public danger. In the case of Aliyev the investigation has not yet shown the intention to soften the accusation. However, there are grounds for the first case.
In connection with this the defense is going to apply for the appointment of a medical examination of the health status of Intigam Aliyev.
Earlier medical examination confirmed the presence of spinal hernia and osteochondrosis at the inmate. However, the medical report was not given to the lawyers.
Recall that Intigam Aliyev was arrested Aug. 8 on charges of illegal business, tax evasion and abuse of office. He denied all the charges. Amnesty International acknowledged Aliyev “prisoner of conscience”.