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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.

Khadija Ismayilova tells court she is innocent of politically motivated charges

Khadija Ismayilova tells court she is innocent of politically motivated charges

Index calls on Azerbaijan's government to drop all charges against investigative journalist who has been in detention since December 2014

Azerbaijan: Married political prisoners kept apart for 11 months, reunited in court

Azerbaijan: Married political prisoners kept apart for 11 months, reunited in court

Leyla and Arif Yunus have been detained for almost a year on what is widely recognised as politically motived charges

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

The Index award-winning paper is widely recognised as one of the last remaining independent news outlets operating inside the country

13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech

13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech

Just look at these definitely-not-free-speech-related charges journalists and activists and human rights lawyers and pro democracy campaigners face

Ten times the Azerbaijani president told us how much he loves press freedom

Ten times the Azerbaijani president told us how much he loves press freedom

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

Amnesty, Platform banned from entering Azerbaijan on the eve of European Games

Amnesty, Platform banned from entering Azerbaijan on the eve of European Games

Both organisations have been highly critical of President Ilham Aliyev's government, and its targeting, jailing and prosecution of activists and journalists

Baku 2015: The foreign manpower behind Azerbaijan’s games

Baku 2015: The foreign manpower behind Azerbaijan’s games

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

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