Unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

Side-event at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

When: Thursday, 2. October 2014 13:00 – 14:00
To: Thursday, 2. October 2014
Where: Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Palais de l’Europe, room 3
Host: Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF)
Contact: Alexander Sjödin, HRHF’s European Advocacy Officer (Alexander.Sjodin@humanrightshouse.org / +32 497 81 59 18)

Sponsored by:
Mailis Reps (Estonia)
Tiny Kox (The Netherlands)
Michael McNamara (Ireland)
Pieter Omtzigt (The Netherlands)

Organised by:
International Media Support (IMS) and Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), in cooperation with members and partners of the Human Rights House Azerbaijan, as well as Article 19, Freedom Now and Human Rights Watch 


  • Khadija Ismayilova, Investigative journalist in Azerbaijan
    Giving an overview of the situation in Azerbaijan and will brief also about the list of 98 political prisoners documented by Azerbaijani human rights defenders
  • Gulnara Akhundova, International Media Support
    Speaking mainly about media rights in Azerbaijan and harassment of media rights NGOs
  • Maran Turner, Freedom Now
    Freedom Now will present an overview of their legal analysis of some key cases of political prisoner
  • Nathalie Losekoot, Article 19
    The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, coordinated by Article 19, prepared a report on freedom of expression in the country and will highlight main trends in this regard and the situation of journalists and media workers in the country
  • Florian Irminger, Human Rights House Foundation
    Speaking about reprisal against human rights defenders who cooperated with the Council of Europe and action to be taken by the Council of Europe



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