Human Rights House Foundation

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Letters of Concern - 2014

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Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society

46 NGOs from 10 Human Rights Houses call upon Azerbaijan to stop the on going suppression of civil society, as Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Council of Europe ends. The NGOs further call for the immediately and unconditionally release all civil society actors currently detained due to their engagement for human rights and for raising critics against Azerbaijan’s authorities, including and especially human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus, Rasul Jafarov, and Intigam Aliyev. Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli must also be released 11 Nov 2014 »

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Address by Human Rights House Tbilisi about Recent Developments in Mokhe Village

On October 23, mobile group of human rights defenders from Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) paid visit to the Mokhe village in Adigeni municipality to study situation on the place. The organization is concerned about the controversy between local Muslims and Orthodox people and calls on the government to reach compromise between conflicting parties and resolve the tense situation. 28 Oct 2014 »

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Wave of repression in Azerbaijan: joint letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Index on Censorship, Human Rights House Foundation and People in Need sent a joint letter on 13 August 2014 to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, following his statement on Azerbaijan. 13 Aug 2014 »

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Urgent Appeal of the Human Rights House Tbilisi and is Member Organizations Regarding the chase and

On August 12, Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations held a joint press conference regarding the mass arrests of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan. 12 Aug 2014 »

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Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus and Rasul Jafarov

64 NGOs from 13 Human Rights Houses call upon the Azerbaijani authorities, in their joint letter to President Ilham Aliyev, to immediately and unconditionally release Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus and Rasul Jafarov, and lift all charges held against them. The NGOs also repeat their previous call to release Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli, and join calls for the release of Hasan Huseynli. 05 Aug 2014 »

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No peace plan without accountability for human rights

Ukrainian authorities should refer situation on the internationally recognised territory of Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) until the state becomes a member of the ICC by acceding to the Rome Statute 26 Jun 2014 »

Image: Persecution of human rights defender Leyla Yunus

Persecution of human rights defender Leyla Yunus

Member and partner NGOs of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, express their deep concern over the persecution and hindrance of free movement of human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus. They call upon the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan to put an end to the attacks, detention and harassment of human rights defenders and to take steps in order to foster a safe environment for human rights defenders, in line with Azerbaijan’s international obligations and commitments, including as a member of the Council of Europe. 30 Apr 2014 »

Image: HRHN members call upon President Yanukovych to veto law violating rights

HRHN members call upon President Yanukovych to veto law violating rights

In their joint letter to President Viktor Yanukovych, members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) call upon him to veto a law adopted by the parliament on 16 January 2014 violating most fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly, as well as basic rights to associate and work for a non-governmental organisation, including the right to be a human rights defender. 17 Jan 2014 »

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