Category : Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan: Reading about God is dangerous
Azerbaijan has a new, harsher religion law and new penalties for producing, selling, circulating, importing and exporting religious literature without state permission, reports Felix Corley of Forum 18
Amnesty award for jailed Azeri journalist
Azerbaijani newspaper editor, Eynulla Fatullayev who was jailed after criticising his government has been given Amnesty International’s award for journalism under threat. Read more here
Journalists’ Trade Union (JuHI)
The Journalists’ Trade Union’s main goals are the protection of the social, economic and labour rights of people working in mass media and the development of the freedom of expression and press in Azerbaijan.
Satirist beaten in jail
Azerbaijani satirist and government critic Sakit Zakhidov, known by his pen name, Mirza Sakit, was brutally beaten in jail on 18 October, local media activists have told Index on Censorship.
Opposition journalist in Azerbaijan attacked
Journalist Agil Khalil of the opposition newspaper Azadlig had an attempt made on his life on 7 May, when someone tried to push him under an underground train. Later that day, two men grabbed him near the newspaper’s office. Khalil believes it was an attempted kidnapping. He had told the authorities on several occasions that […]
Reporters sentenced to hard labour
A court in Baku, Azerbijan, has sentenced two journalists to hard labour following their conviction for libel. The charges related to articles they published in 2007 regarding alleged corruption in government circles.
Azerbaijan: the Baku Massacre
In this issue, Index publishes previously unseen photographs from the Baku Massacre and a first-hand account of what happened on 19 January 1990.