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The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.
Index on Censorship joins rights groups in condemning the conviction and harsh sentencing of human rights defenders 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.
Index on Censorship condemns the murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev
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.
Index calls on Azerbaijan's government to drop all charges against investigative journalist who has been in detention since December 2014
Leyla and Arif Yunus have been detained for almost a year on what is widely recognised as politically motived charges
The Index award-winning paper is widely recognised as one of the last remaining independent news outlets operating inside the country
Don't be fooled by the fact that journalists in Azerbaijan have been jailed, beaten, killed, and forced into hiding and exile, and their foreign colleagues banned from entering the country: Ilham Aliyev is all about media freedom
Both organisations have been highly critical of President Ilham Aliyev's government, and its targeting, jailing and prosecution of activists and journalists
Despite the ongoing government crackdown on investigative journalists and human rights activists in Azerbaijan, foreign manpower has played a significant role in making Baku 2015 a reality