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.
Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mehman Huseynov
Some 50 member and partner NGOs of Human Rights Houses have written to the Azerbaijani President and authorities to call for the immediate and unconditional release of photojournalist, blogger and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov.
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.
Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan
Some 14 international human rights organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, issued the following joint statement in response to the abduction and reported torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov.
Mehman Huseynov detained in Azerbaijan
Video blogger and chairperson of the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Mehman Huseynov, was pushed into a vehicle in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 9 January. He was arrested by police agents on administrative charges of resisting police. Updated: Mehman Huseynov has been released.
Decision is final: Mehman Huseynov not allowed to travel
-Not allowing Mehman Huseynov to come to Oslo to receive the Press Prize Award is an example of how the Azerbaijani authorities repress free speech and human rights defenders’ work in the country, says Maria Dahle, director of Human Rights House Foundation.
Prize-winning photojournalist denied permission to leave Azerbaijan
-Photojournalist Mehman Huseynov (23) at Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) in Azerbaijan, was yesterday banned from traveling to Oslo, Norway, where he is to receive a prestigious award from Fritt Ord Foundation and the Zeit Foundation, says Maria Dahle, director of The Human Rights House Foundation today.