17 Nov: Protest against Azerbaijan civil society crackdown

For six months, Azerbaijan has been chairing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Europe’s top human rights body. During that period, Azerbaijan unleashed an unprecedented crackdown against civil society—including the imprisonment of human rights defenders and political activists who criticised the government.

Today, as the situation for human rights keeps deteriorating in the country, Azerbaijan is getting ready to host the first European Olympics.

Index on Censorship, Platform London and others will be holding a peaceful demonstration in front of the Embassy of Azerbaijan, 4 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL on Monday 17 November 2014 at 5.00 pm.

Join us this Monday to denounce the crackdown on civil society and call for the release of all political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

Platform will be holding other demonstrations at 5pm everyday that week.

  • Tuesday: 18 November BP’s HQ – 1 St James’ Sq – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 19 November – Uk Foreign and Commonwealth Office on King Charles Street – 5pm
  • Thursday: 20 November – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1 Exchange Square (by Liverpool st) – 5pm
  • Friday: 21 November – the International Olympic Committee – 60 Charlotte Street

For more information, please email Melody Patry, Senior Advocacy Officer, on [email protected] or call on 0207 260 2660.

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