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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: Intigam Aliyev in court: an observer’s testimony

Intigam Aliyev in court: an observer’s testimony

On Tuesday, 17 February, the Russian lawyer Illarion Vasiliev observed the hearing of the human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev at the Court of Grave Crimes in Baku, Azerbaijan. The testimony illustrates what a courtroom in Azerbaijan looks like and how justice is conducted against one of the leaders of the Azerbaijani civil society, arrested in August 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented repression against civil society. 19 Feb 2015 »

Image: Emin Huseynov forced into hiding in Azerbaijan

Emin Huseynov forced into hiding in Azerbaijan

Since August 2014, the human rights defender Emin Huseynov has been forced into hiding in Azerbaijan to ensure his protection from a wave of repression in the country. Only after he went into hiding the authorities officially charged him. 11 Feb 2015 »

Image: Intigam Aliyev was freed from cage

Intigam Aliyev was freed from cage

On February 3, substantial hearing into the criminal case against famous Azerbaijan human rights defender Intigam Aliyev started with an unexpected decision of the court collegium at the Baku Court on Grave Crimes. Straight after the trial started, the judge ordered to release the human rights defender from the cage without any solicitations from the parties. A rusty lock clanged and Intigam Aliyev was allowed to sit next to his lawyers in the courtroom. The audience greeted the political prisoner with applauses. 09 Feb 2015 »

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 »

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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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