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Intigam Aliyev, prominent human rights lawyer from Azerbaijan, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. In addition he is deprived of the right to hold an official post for three years after end prison sentence. In a joint letter to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, HRHN members
The sentencing of Intigam Aliyev, a respected human rights attorney, to seven and a half years in prison is yet another example of Azerbaijan's rigged judicial system and the continued stifling of civil society.
The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns yesterday’s sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender, to 6.5 years in prison on politically motivated charges. The coalition calls for his immediate release.
Rasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work
The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku
How can journalists effectively cover the full scope of human rights, social and political issues surrounding this summer's European Games in Baku?
With the arrival of the EU special representative for human rights in Azerbaijan, the country has a unique opportunity to adhere to the international commitments it has signed by releasing detained and imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders
In January, Index on Censorship reported on the beginning of the trial of human rights activist Rasul Jafarov, who is being tried on spurious charges. The Azerbaijani embassy has written to Index on Censorship responding to that article. Here is our response.
Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi, who works for Index on Censorship Free of Expression Award-winning newspaper Azadliq, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for "aggravated hooliganism"
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,
Prominent human rights campaigner Rasul Jafarov has been detained since 2 August on trumped up charges