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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan – Human Rights House in Azerbaijan

The idea of establishing a Human Rights House in Baku appeared for the first time in 2003. In 2007, the HRH Azerbaijan was registered as an international branch of the HRHF, and officially opened in 2009. In accordance with the order of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice of 10 March 2011 the activities of HRH Azerbaijan have been ceased. Partner organisations of HRH Azerbaijan continue all activities, until an agreement with authorities on the reopening of HRH Azerbaijan is reached.

Human rights trends

Image: Politically motivated detentions must stop in Azerbaijan

Politically motivated detentions must stop in Azerbaijan

Since the sentencing in May 2014 of Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli, as well as of eight activists of the youth opposition movement NIDA, the authorities in Azerbaijan have not stopped harassing and sentencing those who stand up for human rights or exercise their right to free expression. 09 Jul 2014 »

Image: Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli must be released

Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli must be released

On 26 May 2014 the Court on Grave Crimes has sentenced the two Azerbaijan human rights defenders Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli to respectively 5 years and 6 months imprisonment and 3 years and 6 months. 26 May 2014 »

Image: Be careful with your praise

Be careful with your praise

A new blog launched by the Polish Department for Strategy and Deregulation, recently published a post praising an interactive portal on the Azerbaijani justice system. Nevertheless, the author of the post fails to mention the problems within the Azerbaijani justice system that makes Azerbaijan the weakest link among the Council of Europe member states when it comes to respecting Human Rights. The praising author fails to recognize that the latter problems will simply not disappear by launching a portal. 13 May 2014 »

Image: Shame and fame for Azerbaijan

Shame and fame for Azerbaijan

The move to persecute one of the most prominent human rights defenders of Azerbaijan, Leyla Yunus, and her husband Arif Yunus, threw shame on the country’s authorities. The country’s election to the presidency of the Council of Europe will however bring fame. 09 May 2014 »

Image: United Nations calls upon Azerbaijan to drop charges against Anar Mammadli

United Nations calls upon Azerbaijan to drop charges against Anar Mammadli

In a joint statement the Special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the Rapporteur on human rights defenders call for all charges against Anar Mammadli, Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov to be dropped and for the immediate release of Anar Mammadli. HRHF has been following the court hearings in Baku on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 May. 09 May 2014 »

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Image: Azerbaijan: Still a not-free-state

Numerous violations of human rights show that ensuring effective compliance with human rights is a serious challenge to Baku. »

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