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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: We condemn the sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

We condemn the sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

On 1 September, the Baku Court of Grave Crimes convicted Ismayilova on charges of embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, and abuse of office. Ismayilova was acquitted of the charge of inciting someone to attempt suicide. We consider the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be politically motivated and connected to her work as an investigative journalist 01 Sep 2015 »

Image: HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

Today, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus to many years in prison. They are long-time civil society actors. Their sentencing today is a symbol of the targeted repression against leading civil society voices in Azerbaijan since the presidential election of October 2013. 13 Aug 2015 »

Image: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim Aliyev had reported receiving continuous threats and intimidation via social media networks for three weeks leading up to his death. 11 Aug 2015 »

Image: Azerbaijan: A year of unprecedented repression

Azerbaijan: A year of unprecedented repression

Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks one year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan. 31 Jul 2015 »

Image: Trial on Khadija Ismaylova’s case - observers not allowed

Trial on Khadija Ismaylova’s case - observers not allowed

On July 24, 2015 Baku Court on Grave Crimes held pre-trial session into the case of Khadija Ismaylova, Azerbaijan investigative journalist. The three member court collegium considered motions of the parties. Not everybody could attend the session due to small space in the court room and high number of attendees. 28 Jul 2015 »

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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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