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Azerbaijan: Appeal from jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova postponed indefinitely

Azerbaijan: Appeal from jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova postponed indefinitely

Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan’s most celebrated investigative journalists, today had her appeal over a criminal libel conviction postponed indefinitely

Rebecca Vincent: Britain’s next prime minister must use European Games to stand up for human rights in Azerbaijan

Rebecca Vincent: Britain’s next prime minister must use European Games to stand up for human rights in Azerbaijan

In helping to whitewash Azerbaijan’s ever-worsening image, the UK would only end up tarnishing its own, writes Rebecca Vincent.

Azerbaijan: Seven things you need to know ahead of the Baku European Games

Azerbaijan: Seven things you need to know ahead of the Baku European Games

How can journalists effectively cover the European Games given the full scope of social and political issues in Azerbaijan? An expert panel discusses.

Azerbaijan must release human rights defenders, journalists and activists

Azerbaijan must release human rights defenders, journalists and activists

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

Azerbaijan sentences human rights lawyer to prison

Azerbaijan sentences human rights lawyer to prison

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.

Rasul Jafarov’s conviction: Latest human rights violation in Azerbaijan

Rasul Jafarov’s conviction: Latest human rights violation in Azerbaijan

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.

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

Rasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work

Twitter users hijack #HelloBaku to shine spotlight on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

Twitter users hijack #HelloBaku to shine spotlight on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku

28 April: Press briefing: Give human rights a sporting chance in Azerbaijan

28 April: Press briefing: Give human rights a sporting chance in Azerbaijan

How can journalists effectively cover the full scope of human rights, social and political issues surrounding this summer's European Games in Baku?

EU human rights boss must meet with Azerbaijan’s jailed critics

EU human rights boss must meet with Azerbaijan’s jailed critics

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

Dear Ambassador: We must agree to disagree

Dear Ambassador: We must agree to disagree

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.

Azerbaijan: Journalist sentenced to five years for “aggravated hooliganism”

Azerbaijan: Journalist sentenced to five years for “aggravated hooliganism”

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"

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