Category : President Ilham Aliyev

Azerbaijan’s photographers: Facing arrest for capturing the raw truth

alt informationIn the run up to Azerbaijan's presidential election, authorities have showed open hostility to journalists, activists, ordinary citizens and artists. Rasul Jafarov and Rebecca Vincent look at some of the country’s courageous photojournalists, who document what life’s really like under President Ilham Aliyev

Azerbaijan anti-censorship petition goes to Houses of Parliament

British MPs back Index campaign to protect free speech in Eurovision host state

Azerbaijan: Index calls on President to investigate brutal attack on journalist

ADVOCACY LETTER Dear President Aliyev, Re: The brutal attack on Idrak Abbasov and assault of four other journalists on 18 April 2012 The Azerbaijani authorities must launch an immediate, independent and transparent investigation into the brutal attack on investigative journalist Idrak Abbasov and the assault of journalist Gunay Musayeva on Wednesday 18 April 2012 in […]

Azerbaijan: Musicians tortured

Two Azerbaijani musicians who insulted the country’s president during a concert in Baku are said to have been tortured by police while in detention. Jamal Ali of the band Bulustan criticised President Ilham Aliyev and his late mother during a concert at an opposition rally on Saturday. After an argument with concert organisers, he was dragged away […]