Penitentiary Service comments on reports of prisoner tortured to death in Azerbaijan

Baku: Media reports that prisoner Elshad Babayev was tortured to death in the jail #14 are untrue, press assistant of chief of Justice Ministry’s Penitentiary Service Yashar Isakov told APA.

Isakov said the Penitentiary Service has made an official statement on the incident happened in the jail #14 on December 22.

“Garadagh District Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the incident and prisoner Elshad Babayev’s death. The public will be given official information,” he said.

Prisoner Elshad Babayev died in the jail #14 on December 22.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY