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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2017

Image: Azerbaijani photojournalist sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

Azerbaijani photojournalist sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

Mehman Huseynov was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he complained of having been tortured by police. Human Rights House Foundation calls for his immediate and unconditional release. 03 Mar 2017 »

Image: Continued repression in Azerbaijan: International reaction needed

Continued repression in Azerbaijan: International reaction needed

Azerbaijani authorities have repeatedly ignored international and European warnings and recommendations to improve the human rights situation in the country. It is time for States to act when they attend the UN Human Rights Council next week. 23 Feb 2017 »

Image: Alaif Hasanov attending June 2016 consultations with the Special Rapporteur on the Independences of Judges and Lawyers, Monica Pinto. 
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Azerbaijan highest court rejects human rights lawyer's appeal

Alaif Hasanov has fought at every level of the court system against his expulsion from the Azerbaijani Bar Association, which came as a result of him defending political prisoners. 08 Feb 2017 »

Image: NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, met top EU officials in Brussels on 6 February. NGOs viewed the visit as an opportunity for the EU to send a clear message on human rights. 06 Feb 2017 »

Image: PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

The Council of Europe has “deplored the use of criminal laws against journalists and bloggers” in Azerbaijan, with the Parliamentary Assembly voting overwhelmingly for strong amendments in its recent resolution on protecting journalists. 31 Jan 2017 »

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