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The public demands the immediate release of Emil Mammadov

June 22nd, 2014

About 50 representatives of civil society issued a statement calling on the authorities to release Emil Mammadov, the head of the NGO “Democracy Promotion.” The statement authors remind us that NGOs “Promoting Democracy” was regisyered in 2007, and was engaged in problems helping the resolution of social and environmental problems of Salyan and the surrounding […]

Repression Resistance Center (RRC) presents the Azerbaijani analogue of the Magnitsky List

June 22nd, 2014

Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, Leyla Yunus, will hold on June 23 at 12:00 in her office at the address. Nizami house 63, quarter 30 the first presentation of the Repression Resistance Center (RRC) by the Azerbaijani counterpart “Magnitsky List”. In December 2012 the United States adopted the Magnitsky Act, introducing personal […]

Azerbaijan: rapporteur expresses concern at human rights defenders’ situation

June 21st, 2014

“The situation of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan has dramatically deteriorated since my last visit to this country in November 2013”, Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur on ‘Strengthening the role and protection of human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States’ said today. “Fundamental freedoms are persistently breached […]

Consideration of the appeal in the case of “Ismayilly case” is postponed for August 12

June 20th, 2014

Consideration of the appeal of the convicted in the Ismayilli events is postponed for August 12, Turan was told by lawyer Nemat Kerimli protecting the rights of Tofig Yagublu, the deputy chairman of the party “Musavat.” On March 17, 2013 Sheki Serious Crimes Court sentenced 18 defendants in connection with the riots in Ismailly 23-24 […]

Consideration of the appeal of Elsever Mursalli

June 19th, 2014

On Thursday Sumgait Court of Appeal chaired by Mubariz Zeynalov, started hearing in the appeal of Elsever Mursalli, a Facebook activist, sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking. According to Samir Asadli, deputy chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, who watched the hearing, Mursalli proclaimed his innocence and said about politically motives […]

Health of youth activist kept in the pre-trial jail deteriorated

June 19th, 2014

Asabali Mustafayev, a lawyer of youth activist, Orkhan Eyubzadek requested to transfer his client from prison to house arrest. According to Mustafayev, keeping Eyubzade in jail, is not only unreasonable, but also dangerous to his health. According to the lawyer, Eyubzade has periodically convulsions of losing consciousness. He has been suffering such problems since childhood, […]

Blogger Mehman Huseynov summoned to the police

June 19th, 2014

An employee of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS), blogger Mehman Huseynov was summoned to the Nasimi district police office. He was called by the senior investigator of the investigation department of the police office, Captain Babak Rustamov. In this case, the reasons for the call were not disclosed. Huseynov will visit the […]

Popular singer wants to arrest journalists for the word “drug addicted”

June 19th, 2014

Singer Matanat Iskenderli sued the site Aznevs.az, demanding financial compensation of 5.000 manat. The lawsuit was filed against the site editor and correspondent Elchin Zaidoglu and a correspondent Intigam Valehoglu. According to Turan editor, the reason for a lawsuit became an article published two months ago, where the singer was named “drug- addicted.” The singer […]

The prosecutor offered to condemn facebook activist to six years

June 19th, 2014

At today’s trial in the case of facebook activist, Omar Mammadov, ​​public prosecutor took the floor. The prosecutor Erkin Gafarov convicted the accused of drug trafficking to six years of imprisonment in a penal colony. In response, Mammadov said that the criminal case against him was politically motivated. Coming up with a closing speech lawyer […]

Azerbaijan’s human rights crackdown is anathema to the EU values

June 15th, 2014

José Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission 1049 Brussels, Belgium Baku, June 14, 2014 Re: Azerbaijan’s human rights crackdown is anathema to the EU values Dear President Barroso, We are writing on the occasion of your visit to Azerbaijan, to urge you to convey the European Union’s determination to see concrete and tangible human […]

“Azerbaijan is moving in the wrong direction,” Helsinki Commission hearing urged Baku to refrain from further repressions

June 12th, 2014

The US Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the Helsinki Commission, on Wednesday, June 11, strongly urged the Azerbaijani government to fulfill its obligations on human rights and greater democracy, instead of heading further towards authoritarianism: “We consider Azerbaijan an important friend and partner in the region and that means we […]

Freedom House: Azerbaijan – the situation is hopeless

June 12th, 2014

The human rights organization Freedom House has published a progress report on the situation of freedom in the world. In the section devoted to Azerbaijan, it is said that the country is ruled by an authoritarian regime, characterized by intolerance of dissent and disregard for civil liberties and political rights. With the advent of Ilham […]

Obama, like predecessors, faces tough choices on promoting democracy

June 6th, 2014

Surrounded by throngs celebrating Poland’s quarter-century of democracy, President Obama on Wednesday pledged not only to defend Eastern Europe against new threats but to support democratic movements throughout the world. “We stand together because we know that the spirit of Warsaw and Budapest and Prague and Berlin stretches to wherever the longing for freedom stirs in human […]

The public demands the immediate release of Emil Mammadov

June 22nd, 2014

About 50 representatives of civil society issued a statement calling on the authorities to release Emil Mammadov, the head of the NGO “Democracy Promotion.” The statement authors remind us that NGOs “Promoting Democracy” was regisyered ...

Repression Resistance Center (RRC) presents the Azerbaijani analogue of the Magnitsky List

June 22nd, 2014

Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, Leyla Yunus, will hold on June 23 at 12:00 in her office at the address. Nizami house 63, quarter 30 the first presentation of the Repression Resistance ...

Azerbaijan: rapporteur expresses concern at human rights defenders’ situation

June 21st, 2014

“The situation of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan has dramatically deteriorated since my last visit to this country in November 2013”, Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur on ‘Strengthening the ...

Consideration of the appeal in the case of “Ismayilly case” is postponed for August 12

June 20th, 2014

Consideration of the appeal of the convicted in the Ismayilli events is postponed for August 12, Turan was told by lawyer Nemat Kerimli protecting the rights of Tofig Yagublu, the deputy chairman of the party ...

Consideration of the appeal of Elsever Mursalli

June 19th, 2014

On Thursday Sumgait Court of Appeal chaired by Mubariz Zeynalov, started hearing in the appeal of Elsever Mursalli, a Facebook activist, sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking. According to Samir Asadli, ...

Health of youth activist kept in the pre-trial jail deteriorated

June 19th, 2014

Asabali Mustafayev, a lawyer of youth activist, Orkhan Eyubzadek requested to transfer his client from prison to house arrest. According to Mustafayev, keeping Eyubzade in jail, is not only unreasonable, but also dangerous to his ...

Blogger Mehman Huseynov summoned to the police

June 19th, 2014

An employee of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS), blogger Mehman Huseynov was summoned to the Nasimi district police office. He was called by the senior investigator of the investigation department of the ...

Popular singer wants to arrest journalists for the word “drug addicted”

June 19th, 2014

Singer Matanat Iskenderli sued the site Aznevs.az, demanding financial compensation of 5.000 manat. The lawsuit was filed against the site editor and correspondent Elchin Zaidoglu and a correspondent Intigam Valehoglu. According to Turan editor, the ...

The prosecutor offered to condemn facebook activist to six years

June 19th, 2014

At today’s trial in the case of facebook activist, Omar Mammadov, ​​public prosecutor took the floor. The prosecutor Erkin Gafarov convicted the accused of drug trafficking to six years of imprisonment in a penal colony. ...

Azerbaijan’s human rights crackdown is anathema to the EU values

June 15th, 2014

José Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission 1049 Brussels, Belgium Baku, June 14, 2014 Re: Azerbaijan’s human rights crackdown is anathema to the EU values Dear President Barroso, We are writing on the occasion ...

“Azerbaijan is moving in the wrong direction,” Helsinki Commission hearing urged Baku to refrain from further repressions

June 12th, 2014

The US Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the Helsinki Commission, on Wednesday, June 11, strongly urged the Azerbaijani government to fulfill its obligations on human rights and greater democracy, instead ...

Freedom House: Azerbaijan – the situation is hopeless

June 12th, 2014

The human rights organization Freedom House has published a progress report on the situation of freedom in the world. In the section devoted to Azerbaijan, it is said that the country is ruled by an ...

Obama, like predecessors, faces tough choices on promoting democracy

June 6th, 2014

Surrounded by throngs celebrating Poland’s quarter-century of democracy, President Obama on Wednesday pledged not only to defend Eastern Europe against new threats but to support democratic movements throughout the world. “We stand together because we know that ...

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