HRHN calls for release of youth activists in Azerbaijan

Over 20 members of the Human Rights House Network sent a letter of concern to the Interior Minister of Republic of Azerbaijan, calling for an immediately release of two detained youth activists.

Emin Milli (Abdullayev), Coordinator of Alumni Network (AN) Youth Organization and leader of ANTV Online TV, and one of OL Youth Organization’s coordinators, well-known video-blogger Adnan Hajizade were detained on 8 July 2009.

The undersigned organizations have called for an immediate release of Emin Milli (Abdullayev) Adnan Hajizade from detention, which contradicts Article 5 of the European Convention to which Azerbaijan is a party. We would also like to remind that according to Article 11.1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, "everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others."

Read the letter of concern

Also see:

Statement by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and Media Rights Institute (MRI)

Youth activists beaten and arrested in Azerbaijan, by HRH Baku 

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