Category : Azerbaijan Statements

Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

alt informationRepresentatives of international non-governmental organizations issue an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

Director of Azerbaijan’s last remaining independent media outlet arrested

alt informationThe charges against Mehman Aliyev and Turan news agency are the nail in the coffin for press freedom in Azerbaijan

Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with international organisations to urge France to pressure Azerbaijan on its approach to free expression

Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

alt informationThe exiled Azerbaijani journalist disappeared from Georgia and reappeared in Azerbaijan, where he is now facing persecution

Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov

alt informationToday three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov

Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan

We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […]

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on free expression accelerates with conviction of prominent blogger

alt informationInternational organisations call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov.

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

alt informationGlobal human rights organisations strongly condemn the abduction and torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov

Azerbaijan must stop crackdown on freedom of expression

alt informationThe government of Azerbaijan is carrying out a multi-pronged attack on freedom of expression.

Azerbaijan: Renewed human rights crackdown ahead of referendum

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins the Sport for Rights coalition in calling for an end of Azerbaijan's renewed crackdown on human rights.

Azerbaijan: Index on Censorship calls for Khadija Ismayilova’s convictions to be quashed

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls for all Khadija Ismayilova's convictions to be quashed following the reduction in her jail sentence to a three-and-a-half-year suspended term

Azerbaijan: Free prisoners before Baku Grand Prix race

alt informationThe Formula One Group leadership should urge the Azerbaijani government to release unjustly imprisoned activists and journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix