Article of the Law of Azerbaijan on Presidential Elections 178 §1 sets the date — the third Wednesday of October, which would mean that the elections were held on October 17, 2018 — that is, today. However, the vote was unexpectedly postponed by a presidential decree of February 5, 2018 to another date, April 11.
The Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan, to which I appealed with the demand to hold the Presidential election on the date established by law, remained unanswered. The statement addressed to the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan with the undeniable facts of criminal offenses committed during the presidential elections of 2013, which resulted in the illegal reform of the Constitution, was also not considered. The international observers, human rights organizations and the FBI were acquainted with all legal materials.
Since today, October 17, 2018, presidential elections are not held in Azerbaijan, this creates legal grounds for appealing to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court demanding the start of a full-scale investigation and bringing to justice the criminals and their accomplices, who have recognized illegal seizure of power in Azerbaijan by a group of persons by prior conspiracy. Despite the fact that Azerbaijan does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC, the criminal activity of the mafia group has long assumed an international character, therefore the appeal to the ICC from a legal point of view is justified. In addition, if the judicial and legal system is not working, there are all legal grounds for demanding that Azerbaijan be recognized as failed state, with the return of the articles of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan to its original form and lustration in state bodies.
After the “elections” on April 11, I made an official statement on the establishment of the Azerbaijani government in exile, which was forwarded to international observers, public organizations, media, representatives of the Foreign Ministry of Russia, Israel and other countries, US President Donald Trump.
All international treaties signed by «President of Azerbaijan» Ilham Aliyev from April 11, 2018 to the date of new fair and legal elections will be disavowed!
Israeli State Comptroller Yosef Shapira received materials about unprecedented corruption schemes involving officials from Azerbaijan, which in recent years have been involving Israeli leading politicians and security forces in return for supporting the regime of Ilham Aliyev, whom the French court officially recognized as a dictator in 2017. According to one of the allegations related to corruption in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the State Attorney’s Office has already begun a lawsuit.
People from Azerbaijan have always been distinguished by solidarity and mutual assistance. Many honest, talented, wise Azerbaijanis had to leave their homeland due to intolerable conditions and direct persecution of themselves and their families. I invite to cooperation all persons interested in the liberation of my native Azerbaijan from the captivity of the mafia group led by Ilham Aliyev.
Remember, no one is above the Law!
Lawyer, investigative journalist
Candidate for President of Azerbaijan (2013, 2018)
Head of Government of Azerbaijan in exile