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Azerbaijan: Stop harassment against investigative journalistThe 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 the country. As part of […]
EU Parliament calls on Azerbaijan to reform human rightsThe European Parliament has called on Azerbaijan to release several prominent political prisoners and proceed with reforming the country’s human rights policies. The motion calls for the immediate release of prisoners Leyla and Arif Yunus, Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Hasan Huseynli. It also asks that the government cease its harassment of civil society organisations, […]
Azerbaijan: Letter to BPAzerbaijanis 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: Azadliq journalist detained in continuing crackdownIn the latest move against civil society in the country, Seymour Hazy, a reporter working for Azadliq, Azerbaijan’s last independent newspaper, was sentenced to two months pretrial detention on Monday, charged with disorderly conduct. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports
Letter: Wave of repression in AzerbaijanMr Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General of the Council of Europe 67075 Strasbourg Cedex France Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 99 Email: [email protected] 13 August 2014 Re: Wave of repression in Azerbaijan Dear Secretary General, We are writing to you to express our concern and disappointment with your 11 August 2014 public statement, following your […]