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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: Emin Huseynov is free and safe

Emin Huseynov is free and safe

Early Saturday morning, the Azerbaijani human rights defender Emin Huseynov landed in Switzerland, after spending over 10 months at the Swiss Embassy in Baku, where he was hosted for humanitarian reasons. He is free and safe. 13 Jun 2015 »

Image: Khadija Ismayilova spent her 39th birthday in prison in Azerbaijan

Khadija Ismayilova spent her 39th birthday in prison in Azerbaijan

Since 5 December 2014, the Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is in prison. She spent her 39th birthday in a prison on 27 May 2015. We repeat our call for her immediate and unconditional release. 27 May 2015 »

Image: Unprecedented crackdown on civil society in Azerbaijan ahead of European Olympic Games, says report.

Unprecedented crackdown on civil society in Azerbaijan ahead of European Olympic Games, says report.

(Brussels) – In recent years, Azerbaijani authorities have intensified a crackdown on civil society and devastated critical voices, without regard for domestic or international law. This crackdown is in stark contrast to the polished image of a modern and prosperous European state that President Ilham Aliyev has presented to outside observers. 12 May 2015 »

Image: NGOs and former diplomats call for action on Azerbaijan

NGOs and former diplomats call for action on Azerbaijan

Many human rights groups, including many members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) signed an open statement regarding the situation in Azerbaijan, based on which US-based NGOs wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry. 14 Apr 2015 »

Image: Reporters’ Freedom and Safety on trial

Reporters’ Freedom and Safety on trial

Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) appeal in court what they see as politically motivated charges by the Azerbaijani authorities. Not releasing vital proof confiscated by the prosecutor is a violation of the right to a fair trail. 10 Apr 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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