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Azerbaijan: Stop harassment against investigative journalist

Azerbaijan: Stop harassment against investigative journalist

The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Khadija Ismayilova and cease all legal proceedings against her. Against the backdrop of the unprecedented crackdown on civil society, Khadija Ismayilova’s arrest on criminal defamation charges seems imminent and would confirm the authorities’ intent to silence all critical voices in

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

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

Brave Azerbaijani journalist’s plea for international support

Brave Azerbaijani journalist’s plea for international support

Khadija Ismayilova tells democratic countries she doesn't want "private diplomacy": "I don't believe in human rights advocacy behind closed doors. People of my country need to know that human rights are supported."

Internet freedom? Not in Azerbaijan

Internet freedom? Not in Azerbaijan

IGF | Azerbaijan's government locks up its online critics on trumped-up charges so it is an odd choice to host a giant international forum on internet freedom. Rebecca Vincent explains MORE ON THIS STORY: Access denied in Azerbaijan Letter from Baku

Azerbaijan’s silenced voices

Azerbaijan’s silenced voices

As the international community looks forward to the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan is working hard to present itself as a modern, democratic country. But a new report from Index and partners paints a very different picture Turgut Gambar: Dissent stirs in Azerbaijan

Foreign activists attacked in Azerbaijan

American journalist Amanda Erickson and British activist Celia Davies Carys were followed home and beaten by four men on 15 June in Baku. The women are in Baku to train local journalists. Carys sustained a broken arm in the attack.