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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2017

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Persecution of journalists continues in Azerbaijan

In the latest case of the Azerbaijani authorities targeting journalists and independent media, Faig Amirli, Financial Director of Azadliq (Freedom) newspaper, has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison on charges of inciting religious hatred and tax evasion. 27 Jul 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijan’s repression spreads to Georgia

Azerbaijan’s repression spreads to Georgia

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli suddenly went missing in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the night of 29 May, leaving his relatives and colleagues without news until the next day, when he was able to contact his lawyer from the State Border Service İnvestigation Unit in Azerbaijan. 19 Jun 2017 »

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Human rights voted down in EP-Azerbaijan dialogue

Attempts at raising human rights issues were voted down at the official dialogue between the European Parliament (EP) and Azerbaijani parliamentarians – at their second meeting after years of strained relations. 04 May 2017 »

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Free Media Award: Crimea and Azerbaijan focus among Fritt Ord winners

Independent media outlet Meydan TV and journalist Anton Naumlyuk won the Fritt Ord Foundation’s Free Media Awards for their contribution to independent information and efforts to shed light on human rights violations in Azerbaijan and Crimea. 03 May 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Mehman Huseynov, sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, for complaining of having been tortured while in police custody, has had his conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal. 12 Apr 2017 »

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