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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2014

Image: Azerbaijan arrests one more critical voice, Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan arrests one more critical voice, Khadija Ismayilova

On ludicrous charges of incitement to suicide, the Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to 2 months pre-trial detention today, Friday, 5 December 2014. She is a well-known independent investigative journalist, who owned many awards. 05 Dec 2014 »

Image: Emin Huseynov spending his 35th birthday in hiding in Azerbaijan

Emin Huseynov spending his 35th birthday in hiding in Azerbaijan

Since August 2014, the human rights defender Emin Huseynov of Azerbaijan has been forced into hiding. He is spending his 35th birthday on 4 December in hiding. At the occasion of our birthday, we repeat our call upon Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop all pending charges against him. 04 Dec 2014 »

Image: Intigam Aliyev spent his 52nd birthday in prison in Azerbaijan

Intigam Aliyev spent his 52nd birthday in prison in Azerbaijan

Since 8 August 2014, the human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev of Azerbaijan is in prison. He spent his 52nd birthday in prison on 30 November 2014. His health has heavily deteriorated whilst in detention. We repeat our call for his immediate and unconditional release. 30 Nov 2014 »

Image: End suppression of civil society in Azerbaijan

End suppression of civil society in Azerbaijan

As the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by Azerbaijan takes an end, 46 NGOs from 10 Human Rights Houses call upon authorities in Azerbaijan to put an end to the unprecedented repression against civil society and to immediately and unconditionally release all civil society actors currently detained due to their engagement for human rights and for raising critics against Azerbaijan’s authorities. 11 Nov 2014 »

Image: Khadija Ismayilova and Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Strasbourg on 29 September 2014.

Stop harassment and legal action against Khadija Ismayilova

The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Khadija Ismayilova, leading investigative journalist in the country, and cease all legal proceedings against her. Against the backdrop of the unprecedented crackdown on civil society, Khadija Ismayilova’s arrest on criminal defamation charges seems imminent and would confirm the authorities’ intent to silence all critical voices in the country. 16 Oct 2014 »

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