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On the anniversary of Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi’s sentencing to five years imprisonment for “aggravated hooliganism,” the country
Award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was detained on 5 December 2014.
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 condemns the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova
Index on Censorship joins rights groups in condemning the conviction and harsh sentencing of human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.
Prosecutors in the case against Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus have asked the court to sentence the couple to 11 and 9 years respectively
Index calls on Azerbaijan's government to drop all charges against investigative journalist who has been in detention since December 2014
Former Index award winner Idrak Abbasov urges Christiane Amanpour, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety, to call for the release of Azerbaijan's jailed journalists and human rights defenders
Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan’s most celebrated investigative journalists, today had her appeal over a criminal libel conviction postponed indefinitely
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.
The hashtag was launched by organisers of this summer's inaugural European Games in the country's capital Baku
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.