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With the arrival of the EU special representative for human rights in Azerbaijan, the country has a unique opportunity to adhere to the international commitments it has signed by releasing detained and imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders
In January, Index on Censorship reported on the beginning of the trial of human rights activist Rasul Jafarov, who is being tried on spurious charges. The Azerbaijani embassy has written to Index on Censorship responding to that article. Here is our response.
Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi, who works for Index on Censorship Free of Expression Award-winning newspaper Azadliq, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for "aggravated hooliganism"
Chancellor Angela Merkel Bundeskanzleramt Willy-Brandt-Straße 1 10557 Berlin Madam Chancellor, As members of the international NGO coalition ‘Sport for Rights’ we are appealing to you to make human rights a central subject in your meeting next Wednesday, 21 January 2015, with president Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. In recent years,
Prominent human rights campaigner Rasul Jafarov has been detained since 2 August on trumped up charges
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reflects on his recent mission to Azerbaijan – one of the most difficult of his tenure
Mr Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Avenue 7 1005 Baku Republic of Azerbaijan Fax: +994124923543 and +994124920625 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr President, As the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by the Republic of Azerbaijan draws to a close, we, the undersigned members and partners of the
This comes as Azerbaijan's ambassador to the UK says the government is "deeply committed" to strengthening its cooperation with the country’s civil society