Baku police department dismisses reports on alleged beating of student

Baku police department dismisses reports on alleged beating of student
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  • calendar-gray 05 January 2017

Some media reports alleging that an 18-year-old student was beaten by several police officers in Baku a few days ago are untrue and baseless, the Baku City Main Police Department told APA on Jan. 5.

 

These reports are aimed at discrediting police officers who worked in enhanced mode during holidays (from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4), the department noted.  

 

“On Jan. 1, 2017, at about 00:30 am, the Sabunchu district police station received information that a number of people are brawling near a overhead pedestrian crossing on Sahar streets. Having arrived at the scene, police officers brought those involved in the incident to the department. Protocols were drawn up on the incident, and they were added to case materials,” said the Baku police department.

 

“A victim, identified as Ilham Pashayev (born in 1986), gave an explanation and underwent a forensic examination. Mirbala Gasimzade (born in 1988), who brawled with Ilham Pashayev, was in a state of alcoholic intoxication,” the police department said. “In addition, the duty officer of the police station drew up a protocol that Mirbala Gasimzade was taken to the police station in dirty clothes and there were visible small scratches in his face.” 

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