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Letters of Concern from the Human Rights House in Azerbaijan

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 »

Concerns over EBRD statements on EITI decision to suspend Azerbaijan

Human Rights House Foundation has joined 24 organisations in expressing concern over statements on the suspension of Azerbaijan from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), made by the head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabarti. 09 May 2017 »

Free Azerbaijani Journalist Mehman Huseynov

On World Press Freedom Day, 32 human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issue a joint statement calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov. 03 May 2017 »

Council of Europe: Investigate Corruption Allegations

In a letter addressed to members of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 56 NGOs including HRHF called for the launch of an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of the parliamentary assembly code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan 20 Apr 2017 »

Image: Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov

Some 50 member and partner NGOs of Human Rights Houses have written to the Azerbaijani President and authorities to call for the immediate and unconditional release of photojournalist, blogger and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov. 09 Mar 2017 »

No Progress on Key Reforms

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a prominent international coalition, should suspend Azerbaijan’s membership for failing to carry out key reforms, a coalition of 21 groups including Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and International Media Support said today. The EITI, during its board meeting in Bogota, Colombia, on March 8 and 9, 2017, will review Azerbaijan’s efforts to ease its repression of civil society groups as the EITI had required. 03 Mar 2017 »

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

Some 14 international human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issued the following joint statement in response to the abduction and reported torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov. 12 Jan 2017 »

Civil society organisations call on EITI Board to suspend Azerbaijan

The letter from civil society organisations addresses board members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), urging them to “suspend Azerbaijan from participation in EITI, due to continuous breach of the initiative’s requirements for fostering an enabling environment for civil society.” 20 Oct 2016 »

Civil society leaders appeal to Jagland ahead of Azerbaijan referendum

On the 4th of September, several Azerbaijani civil society leaders, including former political prisoners that have worked closely with HRHF, appealed to Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland to refer proposed constitutional changes to the Venice Commission. 07 Sep 2016 »

Image: Sport for Rights - Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

Sport for Rights - Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

18 August 2016. Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices. The undersigned members of the Sport for Rights coalition condemn this renewed crackdown, and call on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, starting with the release of political prisoners. 18 Aug 2016 »

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