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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: 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 »

Image: Baku Court launched hearing of cases against Azerbaijan human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus

Baku Court launched hearing of cases against Azerbaijan human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus

On July 15, Baku Court on Grave Crimes held hearing into the cases of Leyla and Arif Yunus, famous couple of Azerbaijan human rights defenders. Leyla is charged for illegal entrepreneurship, evasion from payment of taxes, fabrication of documents and swindle. The last charge is imposed on her husband too. The prosecutor’s office blames them in high treason too, though it is a separate case and preliminary investigation is still going on. 16 Jul 2015 »

Image: Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. He has been in jail in Azerbaijan since 8 August 2014. 14 Jul 2015 »

Image: International reactions at the end of the European Games in Azerbaijan

International reactions at the end of the European Games in Azerbaijan

The European Olympic Games hosted in Baku ended on a note different from the expected glamour the authorities aimed at: the United Nations and the Council of Europe called upon Azerbaijan to put an end to the suppression of civil society and the international attention on the country served to highlight human rights violations. 02 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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