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Azerbaijan: Letter to BP

Azerbaijan: Letter to BP

Azerbaijanis are demanding that BP stop supporting repression in their country on the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century. A letter has been sent to BP CEO Bob Dudley to coincide with today’s 20 year anniversary. On 20 September 1994 BP signed a contract with then president Heydar Aliyev

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Post-Soviet Azerbaijan is a country built of facades; facades of modernity and wealth and progress and “democracy”. Facades that hide an underlying ugliness.

Jodie Ginsberg: Five things you need to know before visiting Azerbaijan

Jodie Ginsberg: Five things you need to know before visiting Azerbaijan

London-based daily newspaper Metro ran a feature this month extolling the delights of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, fills readers in on what Metro missed.

Azerbaijan: Azadliq journalist detained in continuing crackdown

Azerbaijan: Azadliq journalist detained in continuing crackdown

In the latest move against civil society in the country, Seymour Hazy, a reporter working for Azadliq, Azerbaijan’s last independent newspaper, was sentenced to two months pretrial detention on Monday, charged with disorderly conduct. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports

Azerbaijan: Letter from imprisoned human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

Azerbaijan: Letter from imprisoned human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

The renowned Azerbaijani dissident, held at a pre-trial detention centre in the capital Baku, has written an appeal to the international community

Letter: Wave of repression in Azerbaijan

Mr Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General of the Council of Europe 67075 Strasbourg Cedex France Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 99 Email: private.office@coe.int 13 August 2014 Re: Wave of repression in Azerbaijan Dear Secretary General, We are writing to you to express our concern and disappointment with your 11 August

Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Clampdown by authorities on human rights groups in Azerbaijan continues

Azerbaijan’s government detains human rights defenders

Azerbaijan’s government detains human rights defenders

Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov has been charged with tax evasion, illegal entrepreneurship and power abuse and sentenced to three months of pre-trial detention. Jafarov’s detention follows the arrest last week of Leyla and Arif Yunus and the disappearance of the print edition of Azadliq.

Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Index Award winning Azadliq newspaper was forced into cancelling its print run last week with little hope of restoring its publication.

Azerbaijan: Azadliq forced to suspend publication

Azerbaijan: Azadliq forced to suspend publication

One of the few remaining independent media outlets in Azerbaijan, the 2014 Index on Censorship Guardian Journalism Award-winning newspaper Azadliq has been forced to suspend publication due to an ongoing financial crisis.

Azerbaijani human rights defender charged with high treason

Azerbaijani human rights defender charged with high treason

Leyla Yunus has been charged with “high treason (article 274), tax evasion (article 213), illegal entrepreneurship (article 192), forged documentation (article 320) and fraud (article 178.3.2)”, reports Meydan TV.

Only two shades of grey in Azerbaijan

Only two shades of grey in Azerbaijan

It does not take a lot of time and effort to see that when it comes to Azerbaijan, views on the country’s freedom of expression record split in two. Azerbaijani blogger Arzu Geybulla writes
Human rights defender Leyla Yunus is detained again

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