December 15, 2017

When will he find justice?

Mehman Huseynov’s appeals for justice and freedom continue.

November 20, 2017

Praising impact of human rights defenders

The UN has set the stage to celebrate the essential role of human rights defenders in 2018, as a resolution highlighting their positive impact is adopted by the General Assembly’s committee working on human rights.

October 30, 2017

Defenders released on bail in Turkey

Human rights defender Özlem Dalkiran and several of her colleagues have been released on bail. HRHF calls for the charges against them to be immediately and unconditionally dropped.

October 27, 2017

Briefing hopefully opens doors

For the first time, a non-governmental organisation has arranged a thematic briefing of the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) decision-making body. Three human rights defenders presented their experiences on the front line promoting human rights.

October 23, 2017

Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum

Some 140 representatives of 29 independent Belarusian human rights organisations gather in Vilnius, for the fourth Belarusian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum.

October 12, 2017

Azerbaijan: No progress, no concessions

The country must “put an end to systemic repression of human rights defenders and the media,” according to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

September 14, 2017

Azerbaijan responds to international scrutiny

Azerbaijan’s record on arbitrary detention is being scrutinised by the United Nations, as cases of arbitrary detention continue in the country.

August 25, 2017

Director of news agency detained

Mehman Aliyev, the director of Azerbaijani independent news agency Turan has been given 3 months pretrial detention and is facing charges for illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, and abuse of power. HRHF calls for his immediate and unconditional release.

July 17, 2017

Trial observation workshop in Tbilisi

On July 10-12, 2017 Armenian and Georgian human rights defenders interested in trial observation activities attended the workshop hosted by Human Rights House Tbilisi.