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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2007

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HIV/AIDS Becomes a Priority Problem in Azerbaijan

Totally, from 1987 to 20 November 2007 there have been registered 1232 HIV-infected people in Azerbaijan; the number of deaths in this period is 192 people. However, on the 1-st of December, the international day of struggle against HIV/AIDS, there has been voiced a concern that the real number of HIV-infected people is much larger as people, being afraid of the stigma, do not pass the tests. 02 Dec 2007 »

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Master Classes on Human Rights in Lenkaran

The Society for Humanitarian Research conducted Master Classes on Human Rights, Conflict Transformation and Gender Issues in Lenkaran. The classes were organized for local representatives of human rights organizations and mass media in 28-30 November 2007, and were financially supported by the South Caucasus office of Henrich Boell Foundation. 02 Dec 2007 »

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Human Rights Defenders Report for 2007

On the 28-th of November, the leaders of human rights organizations Novella Jafaroglu, Arzu Abdullayeva, Saida Gojamanly, Zaliha Tahirova and Saadat Benanyarly organized a press conference in the International Press Center on the topic “Human Rights in Republic of Azerbaijan in 2007”. 02 Dec 2007 »

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Conference about Freedom of Expression

The conference “Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Context of Local and International Legislation” started in the Republic of Azerbaijan on the 19-th of November. The conference opened with a 15-minute film prepared by the Presidential Administration Socio-Political Department, which presented the situation with freedom of expression in the Republic of Azerbaijan only from a positive standpoint. The film did not contain a word on murdered or imprisoned journalists. 19 Nov 2007 »

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One More Journalist Arrested in Azerbaijan

On 10 November 2007, the editor in chief of Azadlig newspaper Ganimat Zahidov (right) was arrested, being formally charged with committing hooliganism (Article 221.1) and inflicting minor bodily harm (Article 127.2.3). Thus, the father of four young children and the uncle of five children of his imprisoned brother, Sakit Zahidov - well-known “Azadlig” Newspaper satiric/journalist, Ganimat Zahidov can be imprisoned for a minimum of 3 years. 19 Nov 2007 »

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