Category : Azerbaijan Letters

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

Azerbaijan: Interpol must prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with 24 other international organisations to call on Interpol to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus

Abduction of exiled Azerbaijani journalist black stain on Georgia’s reputation

alt informationIndex on Censorship and 22 other NGOs have written to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili calling on his government to respect its international obligations and, in particular, to conduct a full investigation into Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli’s abduction in Tbilisi on 29 May.

Azerbaijan: Political prisoners hostages to fossil fuel extraction

alt informationInternational investment in fossil fuel extraction is making me and other Azerbaijani political prisoners hostages to the Aliyev regime.

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: open letters to Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias, and Chris Brown

alt informationWe are writing to you as members of the Sport for Rights campaign, which has been working to raise human rights violations in Azerbaijan in the run-up to the Formula One European Grand Prix

Joint letter to Lord Sebastian Coe about Azerbaijan and the European Games

alt informationIndex on Censorship and a number of other organisations have signed a joint letter to Lord Sebastian Coe of the British Olympic Association, to highlight violations against freedom of expression and threats to human rights defenders in Azerbaijan ahead of the European Games

Madam Chancellor: Tell Aliyev to respect civil society

Chancellor Angela Merkel Bundeskanzleramt Willy-Brandt-Straße 1 10557 Berlin Madam Chancellor, As members of the international NGO coalition ‘Sport for Rights’ we are appealing to you to make human rights a central subject in your meeting next Wednesday, 21 January 2015, with president Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. In recent years, space for political activity and for […]

Seymur Hezi: Letter from an Azerbaijani prison

alt informationJournalist Seymur Hezi, who works for Index award-winning Azadliq newspaper, has written to his supporters from prison where he is awaiting trial on trumped up charges.

Azerbaijan: Letter to BP

Azerbaijanis are demanding that BP stop supporting repression in their country on the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century. A letter has been sent to BP CEO Bob Dudley to coincide with today’s 20 year anniversary. On 20 September 1994 BP signed a contract with then president Heydar Aliyev to extract Azerbaijani oil. This […]

Azerbaijan: Letter from imprisoned human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

alt informationThe renowned Azerbaijani dissident, held at a pre-trial detention centre in the capital Baku, has written an appeal to the international community