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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.

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Image: Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Mehman Huseynov, sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, for complaining of having been tortured while in police custody, has had his conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal. 12 Apr 2017 »

Image: Court rejects motions by Mehman Huseynov’s defense

Court rejects motions by Mehman Huseynov’s defense

The Baku Court of Appeal rejected all motions put forward by the defense of Mehman Huseynov, in a case in which the photojournalist has been sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, for complaining of having been tortured by police. 30 Mar 2017 »

Image: Human rights defenders call for action on Azerbaijan 
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Human rights defenders call for action on Azerbaijan

It is time for States to act on Azerbaijan at the UN Human Rights Council, to stop the continued pressure on civil society and waves of attacks and arrests against human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, young activists, and anyone critical of the government. 10 Mar 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijani photojournalist sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

Azerbaijani photojournalist sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

Mehman Huseynov was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he complained of having been tortured by police. Human Rights House Foundation calls for his immediate and unconditional release. 03 Mar 2017 »

Image: Continued repression in Azerbaijan: International reaction needed

Continued repression in Azerbaijan: International reaction needed

Azerbaijani authorities have repeatedly ignored international and European warnings and recommendations to improve the human rights situation in the country. It is time for States to act when they attend the UN Human Rights Council next week. 23 Feb 2017 »

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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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