Category : Ilham Aliyev

Exiled, jailed, silenced: The war against Azerbaijan’s journalists

alt informationAzerbaijan's independent and critical journalists frequently find themselves targeted.

Khadija Ismayilova: Unsent letter from prison

alt informationI wrote this letter during my time in prison. I don’t remember the exact date but it was in the middle of the Ukrainian crisis and the “trial” of Dilgam Askerov

Letter: “The need for serious reforms…is as urgent as ever”

alt informationIn a letter, writer Akram Aylisli writer asked the president of Azerbaijan to intervene and remove the criminal case against him.

Azerbaijan: Akram Aylisli faces further charges after sending letter to president

alt informationThe case against Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli, who previously faced charges of hooliganism after being detained at Baku Haydar Aliyev International Airport on 30 March

Flag Day: The illusion of progress in Azerbaijan

alt informationAs Azerbaijan celebrates its sovereignty, here’s a reminder to the country's leaders of the glaring improvements needed before they can earn their stripes

Azerbaijan: Prosecutors seeking long sentences for Leyla and Arif Yunus

alt informationProsecutors in the case against Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus have asked the court to sentence the couple to 11 and 9 years respectively

Amnesty, Platform banned from entering Azerbaijan on the eve of European Games

alt informationBoth organisations have been highly critical of President Ilham Aliyev's government, and its targeting, jailing and prosecution of activists and journalists

Azerbaijan must release human rights defenders, journalists and activists

alt informationIntigam Aliyev, prominent human rights lawyer from Azerbaijan, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. HRHN members express their dismay and call for his release.

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

alt informationRasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work

Twitter users hijack #HelloBaku to shine spotlight on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

alt informationThe hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku

Azerbaijan: Sham trial of rights activist Rasul Jafarov begins

Prominent human rights campaigner Rasul Jafarov has been detained since 2 August on trumped up charges

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

alt informationPowerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues