Chamber judgment concerning Azerbaijan

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In the case of Mammadov and Others v. Azerbaijan the Court found several violations of the Convention.

The initial application had been lodged by an Azerbaijani academic, editor-in-chief of an Azerbaijani-Talysh newspaper, who complained that he had been held illegally and subjected to ill-treatment by agents from the national security ministry, without being given the medical treatment he required. He died while still in custody in 2009, after which his wife and his son, who also died in 2011, maintained the application and raised a fresh complaint related to the death.


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    In the case of Tothpal and Szabo v. Romania, the Court found that there had been a violation of the right to freedom of religion. The applicants, two unfrocked priests, complained of their criminal conviction for unlawful exercise of pastoral duties.

    In the Court’s view, State measures in favour of the leader of a divided religious community or geared to forcing that community to combine under a single leader amounted to an infringement of freedom of religion. In a democratic society the State should not adopt measures to ensure that religious communities were placed or remained under a single authority.

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    In the case of SA-Capital Oy v. Finland the Court held that there had been no violation of the right to a fair hearing.

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