AZERBAIJAN: MINISTER CONSIDERS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RESTORE DEATH PENALTY
May 10, 2011: Azerbaijani Deputy Justice Minister head Madat Guliyev said it is impossible to restore the death penalty in the country.
"The restoration of death penalty in Azerbaijan may be the subject of discussions. But the restoration of the death penalty is impossible, as Azerbaijan is among the most developed countries and integrates into Europe," Guliyev said.
Azerbaijan is not only among CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) member states, but is one of the whole worldâs last places in terms of the number of crimes per 100,000 people, Guliyev said.
At a meeting of the parliamentary committee on legal policy and state building held in early May MP Ilyas Ismayilov said that country it is necessary to restore the death penalty in the country. (Sources: Trend.az, 10/05/2011)