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Human Rights Organizations Respond to Large-Scale Special Operation Carried Out in Tbilisi

Signatory organizations respond and express our concerns regarding unprecedented large-scale police operations carried out simultaneously at several clubs of Tbilisi at midnight on May 12 and afterward massive and arbitrary detention by the police of members of the spontaneously organized rally in Tbilisi streets, as well as interference with the assembly and the incidents of degrading treatment. 14 May 2018 »

Image: Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year

Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year

Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations respond to the decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association [ABA] to suspend the license to practice law to Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Karimli for one year and state that it is another clear violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside with the restriction of lawyer’s right to his professional activities. 10 May 2018 »

Image: Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

We, the undersigned 26 international human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram, which have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information, including mass collateral website blocking. 30 Apr 2018 »

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Enhance the process to select new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General, a coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations has put forward proposals to revitalise and enhance the process to select the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. 26 Mar 2018 »

Non-governmental organisations request meeting with the chief prosecutor of Georgia

On January 12, 2018, the Belakani (Azerbaijan) District court found Afgan Mukhtarli guilty in the imposed charges and sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment. The court did not satisfy any solicitations of the defense side, which aimed to confirm innocence of Mukhtarli. The below signatory organizations believe that the Belakani District Court violated Afgan Mukhtarli’s right to fair trial, protected under the European Convention of Human Rights. 29 Jan 2018 »

Image: Call for Polish President to veto acts undermining judicial power

Call for Polish President to veto acts undermining judicial power

In an open letter to the President, Andrzej Duda, 52 civil society organisations call on him to veto the acts undermining judicial power in Poland. 24 Jul 2017 »

Interpol: Prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus

Some 25 human rights organisations call on Interpol to act with due diligence to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus. 12 Jun 2017 »

Deep concern at abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Tbilisi

In a letter to the Prime Minister and Parliament of Georgia, some 23 international human rights organisations express deep concern about the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Tbilisi, and his subsequent illegal deportation to Azerbaijan. 07 Jun 2017 »

Address by Human Rights House Tbilisi about alleged abduction of Azerbaijani journalist in Georgia

Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organisations call upon Georgian authorities to take all necessary steps to promptly and efficiently investigate the case of alleged abduction and forcible return to Azerbaijan of Azerbaijani journalist, Afgan Mukhtarli 05 Jun 2017 »

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