Category : Azerbaijan

Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

alt informationRepresentatives of international non-governmental organizations issue an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

#IndexAwards 2018: Jamal Ali’s music fights oppression in Azerbaijan

alt informationJamal Ali is a young Azerbaijani rapper living in exile in Berlin who - with one song - challenged the authoritarian regime.

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.

Azerbaijan: Open letter to EU ahead of Aliyev’s Brussels visit

alt informationNGOs urge the EU member state heads and leaders to use the summit to call on president Aliyev to end the current human rights crackdown in Azerbaijan

Interpol: The abuse of red notices is bad news for critical journalists

alt informationRed notices are a tool of political abuse by oppressive regimes such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, with five journalists targetted since August

Azerbaijan’s war on journalism rolls on

alt informationThe government of Azerbaijan is waging a war on independent journalism both in the country and abroad.

Director of Azerbaijan’s last remaining independent media outlet arrested

alt informationThe charges against Mehman Aliyev and Turan news agency are the nail in the coffin for press freedom in Azerbaijan

Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism

alt informationMedia outlets in Azerbaijan routinely deal with torture, assault, raids, imprisonment and endless intimidation, as verified reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project show.

Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with international organisations to urge France to pressure Azerbaijan on its approach to free expression