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Azerbaijan: Journalist Seymur Hezi marks one year in prison

Azerbaijan: Journalist Seymur Hezi marks one year in prison

On the anniversary of Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi’s sentencing to five years imprisonment for “aggravated hooliganism,” the country

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

Threats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

Azerbaijan: Suspension of sentences for Leyla and Arif Yunus is a welcome step, but justice still elusive

Azerbaijan: Suspension of sentences for Leyla and Arif Yunus is a welcome step, but justice still elusive

We -- members of the Civic Solidarity Platform and the Sports For Rights Campaign -- were relieved to learn that one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known

Azerbaijan: Anniversary of journalist’s arrest highlights unprecedented repression in 2015

Azerbaijan: Anniversary of journalist’s arrest highlights unprecedented repression in 2015

Award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was detained on 5 December 2014.

Azerbaijan: Human rights lawyer spends second birthday in prison

Azerbaijan: Human rights lawyer spends second birthday in prison

Index on Censorship calls on Azerbaijan to release human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev

Flag Day: The illusion of progress in Azerbaijan

Flag Day: The illusion of progress in Azerbaijan

As Azerbaijan celebrates its sovereignty, here’s a reminder to the country's leaders of the glaring improvements needed before they can earn their stripes

Rebecca Vincent: Azerbaijan prepares for election after locking up critics

Rebecca Vincent: Azerbaijan prepares for election after locking up critics

Azerbaijani citizens are set to go to the polls this Sunday to vote for their representatives in 125 parliamentary districts, but this process will be far from democratic. This country has not held a democratic election for more than 20 years, and Azerbaijan’s parliament, the Milli Mejlis, is little more

Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.

Sport for Rights coalition condemns conviction of human rights defenders

Sport for Rights coalition condemns conviction of human rights defenders

Index on Censorship joins rights groups in condemning the conviction and harsh sentencing of human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.

Azerbaijan’s authorities reach new low in sentencing of Leyla and Arif Yunus

Azerbaijan’s authorities reach new low in sentencing of Leyla and Arif Yunus

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Leyla and Arif Yunus to 8.5 and 7 years in prison, respectively. The ongoing and capricious judicial harassment of Azerbaijan's civil society by the government of President Ilham Aliyev has reached a new low.

Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues

Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues

Index on Censorship condemns the murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev

Leyla Yunus: “They’re planning to wipe us out”

Leyla Yunus: “They’re planning to wipe us out”

Leyla Yunus, who is currently on trial on spurious charges, warns that Azerbaijan's government is targeting her and her husband, Arif, to instill fear in the country's citizens.

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