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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2015

Image: Bashir Suleymanli (L) and Anar Mammaldi (R), co-founders of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDSC). 
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HRHN marks two years since the arrest of Anar Mammaldi

Human Rights House Network repeats its call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Azerbaijani human rights activist. Mammadli, an outspoken critic of the presidential election of 9 October 2013, was called to the Prosecutor's Office in the evening on 16 December 2013 for interrogation in regard to the criminal case opened following the election. The far-fetched charges brought against him included; tax evasion, illegal business activity, and abuse of authority. 16 Dec 2015 »

Image: Leyla Yunus released on probation in Azerbaijan 
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Leyla Yunus released on probation in Azerbaijan

Human Rights Defender Leyla Yunus has been released on five-years’ probation. This follows a request by her lawyers for her to be freed due to her deteriorating health condition. 09 Dec 2015 »

Image: Happy Birthday Intigam Aliyev 2015 
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Intigam Aliyev spends a second birthday in prison

Today is Intigam Aliyev’s birthday, the second he will spend in prison. Human Rights House Network wishes him a happy birthday and repeats its call for his release. His absence is far from unfelt and unnoticed, as the Azerbaijani authorities would undoubtedly prefer. 30 Nov 2015 »

Image: Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

HRHN welcomes the UN General Assembly's adoption of the resolution. This will protect, empower, and support human rights defenders, and address the increasingly threatening climate in which they work. 25 Nov 2015 »

Image: Updated: CAT raises deep concerns over treatment of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

Updated: CAT raises deep concerns over treatment of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concluded its review of Azerbaijan on 10 December. This follows CAT members questioning a large delegation from Azerbaijan in Geneva on 11 and 12 November 2015. 13 Nov 2015 »

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