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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2011

Image: Impunity for torture in Nakhchivan

Impunity for torture in Nakhchivan

The torture murder by the security agents in Nakhchivan, an Azerbaijani enclave, remains unsolved, even though the family members of the murdered Turac Zeynalov presented video footages confirming the tortures. 25 Dec 2011 »

Image: Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev detained and beaten at Istanbul airport

Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev detained and beaten at Istanbul airport

Intigam Aliyev was detained for more than 24 hours at the Istanbul airport since Tuesday evening, 6th of December 2011. He reported that he had been beaten by the immigration officer twice before he was deported to Baku, late evening on the 7th of December. 09 Dec 2011 »

Image: Azerbaijan: Joint call for justice for Rafiq Tagi

Azerbaijan: Joint call for justice for Rafiq Tagi

Prominent Azerbaijani journalist and writer, Rafiq Tagi, died in Baku on 23 November from the injuries he sustained during a brutal knife attack four days earlier. Rafiq's death on 23 November - the world's first International Day to End Impunity - is a chilling reminder of the dangers faced by journalists in Azerbaijan. 26 Nov 2011 »

Image: Azerbaijani writer-journalist Rafig Tagi assassinated

Azerbaijani writer-journalist Rafig Tagi assassinated

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the indifference of the Azerbaijani government to journalism and freedom of the press, which led to death of writer-journalist Rafig Tagi on 23 November 2011, the International Day to End Impunity. 25 Nov 2011 »

Venice Commission critical to Azerbaijani NGO Law

On 19 October 2011, the Venice Commission adopted its opinion on the Azerbaijani NGO Law, which, among others, discussed the new requirements for foreign NGOs and the closure of the Human Rights House Azerbaijan (HRHA). It held that new requirements are against the core of democratic values and the conditions set are problematic. 23 Nov 2011 »

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