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Image: NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, met top EU officials in Brussels on 6 February. NGOs viewed the visit as an opportunity for the EU to send a clear message on human rights. 06 Feb 2017 »

Image: PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

The Council of Europe has “deplored the use of criminal laws against journalists and bloggers” in Azerbaijan, with the Parliamentary Assembly voting overwhelmingly for strong amendments in its recent resolution on protecting journalists. 31 Jan 2017 »

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Appeal for release of Crimean human rights lawyer

The persecution of Crimean Tatars and human rights defenders has been expanding to arrests of the human rights lawyers that defend their rights. Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and his client Crimean Tatar activist Seyran Saliev, now released, were arrested and detained for 10 days and 12 days respectively. 27 Jan 2017 »

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PACE: Don’t compromise on Russian human rights

Parliamentarians from the 47 Member-States of the Council of Europe met this week in Strasbourg, but the Russian delegates are staying in Moscow. They should stay there until they are willing to talk about and adhere to human rights. 26 Jan 2017 »

Image: Belarus visa-free travel: Will civil society benefit?

Belarus visa-free travel: Will civil society benefit?

From 12 February, people from 80 countries will be able to travel to Belarus without a visa, for five days at a time. While some may start planning their vacations, Belarusian human rights defenders look at what this means for civil society. 26 Jan 2017 »

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