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Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

August 18th, 2014

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus. Leyla is the founding director of the Peace and Democracy Institute in Baku and a friend of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. The activists have been detained now for over two weeks. Leyla Yunus’ health has dramatically deteriorated while in […]

Group of political parties establish the Joint Center of Legal Protection

August 16th, 2014

A meeting of representatives of political parties in the country dedicated to the issue of political prisoners and government pressure on civil society took place on Friday in the office Classic Popular Front Party . A number of political parties participating in the event reached 14. However, among them  were not representatives of the National […]

Prosecutor’s office interrogates the lawyer of the IRFS

August 14th, 2014

On Thursday a lawyer of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Gunay Ismaylova was interrogated for three hours in the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General for Serious Crimes. The interrogation was conducted with the participation of a lawyer Yalcin Imanov. The interrogation was conducted in connection with a criminal case against a […]

Court trail for the convicted on Ismayilli events will continue on September 3

August 13th, 2014

On Wednesday Sheki Court of Appeal continued the appeal in the case of the convicted on the riots in Ismayilly in January 2013. The Court of Sheki convicted on March 2013, 18 people for participating and organizing riots, including the leader of the REAL Ilgar Mamedov, and deputy chairman of the “Musavat” Tofiq Yagublu. At […]

Amnesty International: Intigam Aliyev – Prisoner of Conscience

August 13th, 2014

Amnesty International has recognized Azerbaijani human rights activist Intigam Aliyev “prisoner of conscience” and called for his immediate release. In a special statement, Amnesty International, on Tuesday, noted that Aliyev was arrested on trumped up charges and he is being persecuted for his human rights activities. The statement reads that Intigam Aliyev, a prominent Azerbaijani […]

Judge evicts Ilgar Mammadov from the court hall

August 12th, 2014

Today Sheki Court of Appeal considered the appeal on Ismayilli events in 2013. In March 2013 the Sheki Court convicted 18 people for participating and organizing riots in the region of Ismayilly in January of the same year. Among those convicted is also leader of the REAL Movement, Ilgar Mammadov and deputy chairman of the […]

Health of Leyla Yunus deteriorates

August 12th, 2014

The health of a human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who is in Baku prison and suffers from diabetes deteriorated, she told her friends. According to Turan, a civil rights activist, doctor Azad Isazade said that they make her painkiller-injections. Yunus also said that representatives of the Red Cross visited her. However, prosecutors did not respond […]

Appeals from Anar Mammadli

August 12th, 2014

The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) scheduled for August 18 a preliminary hearing on the case of the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Training Center (EMDTC) Anar Mammadli and two other activists. Recall that on May 26 the head of EMDTC Anar Mammadli was sentenced to 5.5 years of imprisonment and the executive […]

PFPA activist arrested on charges of drug possession

August 12th, 2014

August 11 armed police came to the house of the father of a PFPA activist, journalist of the newspaper Azadlig Natig Adilov in Sabirabad. “Armed men in masks that came to our place found a package under my sister’s pillow and declared its contents a “drug”. At the same time, they arrested my brother Murad […]

Intigam Aliyev kept in prison under severe conditions

August 12th, 2014

Head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev is still contained in the Baku prison in the so-called “quarantine”, the human rights activist’s daughter Narmin Karimli wrote at her Facebook account. He is still kept in quarantine, which is a small room in penalty section of the detention center. Eight people in a small room. […]

CE Secretary General called İlham Aliyev

August 11th, 2014

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland called on Monday to the president İlham Aliyev. By results of the conversation he made a statement: “In a telephone conversation with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan this morning, I expressed my deep concerns about the arrests of prominent human rights defenders in recent days. We agreed that the […]

Nine parties form Committee to Protect the rights of the arrested human righst defenders

August 11th, 2014

Representatives of the opposition forces of Azerbaijan held today at the headquarters of the “Classical” Popular Front (CPFPA) a hearing in connection with the recent arrests of prominent civil society activists. The participants expressed their support for the list of political prisoners compiled by human rights activists and Leyla Yunus Rasul Jafarov. It was noted […]

The Court of Appeals leaves Arif Yunus in custody

August 11th, 2014

Today Baku Appeals Court considered the appeal conflictologist Arif Yunus warrant. Arif Yunus presented when considering complaints, Turan was told by his lawyer Khalid Bagirov. The court dismissed the complaint, leaving Yunus under arrest. On August 7 Yunus was transferred to the detention center of the National Security Ministry. According to the lawyer, no clarification […]

Yunus’s deprivation of diet and medication is dangerous for her condition

August 11th, 2014

The prolonged detention of human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who suffers from an acute form of diabetes, and needs a diet intake and medications, can lead to serious consequences. Such an opinion in an interview with Turan was voiced by Doctor Azad Isazadeh, commenting on the consequences of refusing to accept food and medicines transferred […]

Office of IRFS sealed

August 11th, 2014

On Monday morning, the investigating authorities sealed the office of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. The IRFS employees told Turan two prosecutors came to the office and asked to vacate the premises, and then sealed the office. They did not give any explanation or show the sanction or court decision. In fact, the […]

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

August 18th, 2014

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus. Leyla is the founding director of the Peace and Democracy Institute in Baku and a friend of the Nobel ...

Group of political parties establish the Joint Center of Legal Protection

August 16th, 2014

A meeting of representatives of political parties in the country dedicated to the issue of political prisoners and government pressure on civil society took place on Friday in the office Classic Popular Front Party . ...

Prosecutor’s office interrogates the lawyer of the IRFS

August 14th, 2014

On Thursday a lawyer of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Gunay Ismaylova was interrogated for three hours in the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General for Serious Crimes. The interrogation was conducted ...

Court trail for the convicted on Ismayilli events will continue on September 3

August 13th, 2014

On Wednesday Sheki Court of Appeal continued the appeal in the case of the convicted on the riots in Ismayilly in January 2013. The Court of Sheki convicted on March 2013, 18 people for participating ...

Amnesty International: Intigam Aliyev – Prisoner of Conscience

August 13th, 2014

Amnesty International has recognized Azerbaijani human rights activist Intigam Aliyev “prisoner of conscience” and called for his immediate release. In a special statement, Amnesty International, on Tuesday, noted that Aliyev was arrested on trumped up ...

Judge evicts Ilgar Mammadov from the court hall

August 12th, 2014

Today Sheki Court of Appeal considered the appeal on Ismayilli events in 2013. In March 2013 the Sheki Court convicted 18 people for participating and organizing riots in the region of Ismayilly in January of ...

Health of Leyla Yunus deteriorates

August 12th, 2014

The health of a human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who is in Baku prison and suffers from diabetes deteriorated, she told her friends. According to Turan, a civil rights activist, doctor Azad Isazade said that ...

Appeals from Anar Mammadli

August 12th, 2014

The Baku Court of Appeal (BCA) scheduled for August 18 a preliminary hearing on the case of the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Training Center (EMDTC) Anar Mammadli and two other activists. Recall ...

PFPA activist arrested on charges of drug possession

August 12th, 2014

August 11 armed police came to the house of the father of a PFPA activist, journalist of the newspaper Azadlig Natig Adilov in Sabirabad. “Armed men in masks that came to our place found a ...

Intigam Aliyev kept in prison under severe conditions

August 12th, 2014

Head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev is still contained in the Baku prison in the so-called “quarantine”, the human rights activist’s daughter Narmin Karimli wrote at her Facebook account. He is still kept ...

CE Secretary General called İlham Aliyev

August 11th, 2014

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland called on Monday to the president İlham Aliyev. By results of the conversation he made a statement: “In a telephone conversation with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan this morning, ...

Nine parties form Committee to Protect the rights of the arrested human righst defenders

August 11th, 2014

Representatives of the opposition forces of Azerbaijan held today at the headquarters of the “Classical” Popular Front (CPFPA) a hearing in connection with the recent arrests of prominent civil society activists. The participants expressed their ...

The Court of Appeals leaves Arif Yunus in custody

August 11th, 2014

Today Baku Appeals Court considered the appeal conflictologist Arif Yunus warrant. Arif Yunus presented when considering complaints, Turan was told by his lawyer Khalid Bagirov. The court dismissed the complaint, leaving Yunus under arrest. On ...

Yunus’s deprivation of diet and medication is dangerous for her condition

August 11th, 2014

The prolonged detention of human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who suffers from an acute form of diabetes, and needs a diet intake and medications, can lead to serious consequences. Such an opinion in an interview ...

Office of IRFS sealed

August 11th, 2014

On Monday morning, the investigating authorities sealed the office of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. The IRFS employees told Turan two prosecutors came to the office and asked to vacate the premises, and ...

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