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Issue of Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed on “Channel T” Television of Northern Cyprus

December 29th, 2017

Answering questions of “Haber +” TV Program’s presenter Mrs. Ferda Ekinchi, the human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on Turkey-Azerbaijan-North Cyprus relations Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, was a guest on live broadcast […]

Bashir Suleymanli: the majority of the prisoners are under the age of 35 years

March 20th, 2015

Bashir Suleymanli, the executive director of the Elections Monitoring and  Democracy’s Studies Center (EMDS) who was released yesterday  in accordance with the presidential decree of pardon, said he expects free more political prisoners. “Of course, I’m a little disappointed. I would like a larger number of political prisoners be pardoned. I thought that freedom will […]

Victims Reported No Claims against Rasul Jafarov

February 11th, 2015

The Baku Court of Grave Crimes today continued the trial against the human rights defender Rasul Jafarov. At the beginning of the trial the judge Eldar Ismailov suggested Jafarov testify. However, the human rights activist refused, saying that he did not understand the essence of the charges. The judge said he must declare the evidence […]

Preliminary hearing in the caseof Siraj Kerimli

February 5th, 2015

Baku  Serious  Crimes Court, chaired by Ahmed Guliyev, held a preparatory hearing in the case Siraj Kerimli accused  of  having drugs. He is the son of an activist of the party “Musavat”, Ragif Kerimli, brother and deputy chairman of the organization Faraj Kerimli, who is also under arrest on the same charges. SirajKerimli was arrested […]

PFPA activist in Nakhchivan sentenced to imprisonment

February 3rd, 2015

Trial  in the case of Hijran Qasimov, the activist of  Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), who is accused of drug possession, finished today in the Nakhchivan City Court. The court sentenced him to 2.5 years of imprisonment, according to relatives of the accused. Previously Chairman of Nakhchivan Department of PPFA, Yashar Bagirsoy said that […]

Sentence on Yadigar Sadigov Reduced

January 13th, 2015

The Supreme Court today declined 6 months in the jail term for the deputy chairman of Musavat Yadigar Sadigov. This was on the Facebook page of the head of Musavat, Arif Hajili. The head of the Public Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Sadigov Elman Fattah told Turan the Supreme Court reclassified the […]

The Supreme Court postpones consideration of the complaint of Ilgar Mamedov and Tofig Yagublu

January 13th, 2015

On Tuesday a Supreme Court, chaired by Imran Hajibayov, started hearing in the case of the leader of REAL Ilgar Mamedov and deputy chairman of the party “Musavat” Tofig Yagublu convicted in connection with the events in Ismayilli region  on January 2013. The lawyers for both convicts called upon to render acquittal. According to the […]

Anar Mammadov is transferred to jail N13

January 6th, 2015

Quarantine period of human rights activist Anar Mammadov, who was transferred to jail N13, completed his relatives told. In spite of certain health problems, Mammadov maintains good spirits. He did not complain about the conditions of detention, however, pointed out that the jail is on ecologically bad area, and there are numerous quarries. According to […]

The case of Rasul Jafarov and Intigam Aliyevis sent to court

January 5th, 2015

Criminal cases against human rights defenders Rasul Jafarov and Intigam Aliyev were transferred to the Baku Serious  Crimes Court. In the near future the appointment of judges who will consider the case, is expected, according to lawyers. Rasul Jafarov was arrested on 2 August, and Intigam Aliyev – August 8, 2014.They both were initially accused […]

CM Council of Europe calls for the immediate release of Ilgar Mamedov

December 19th, 2014

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe addressed the issue of execution of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case on the complaint of Ilgar Mamedov. The Committee recalled that arbitrary use of criminal law to restrict the right to freedom of expression is a common problem and […]

Court of Appeals Keeps Rasul Jafarov behind Bars

December 19th, 2014

Today the Baku Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the human rights defender Rasul Jafarov to replace his arrest by house arrest. As the Lawyer Gunay Ismayilova told Turan, the decision of the court of first instance (Nasimi Court) was upheld. It was motivated by the fact that Rasul Jafarov may abscond. Investigation in […]

Heavier charges Against Rasul Jafarov

December 14th, 2014

The investigation brought a new charge against the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov. According to his lawyer Gunay Ismayilova, the new charges are as follows: forgery and misappropriation – Articles 313 and 179.3.2 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. On these charges he could be condemned to 12 years in prison. The coordinator of […]

Amnesty International Concerned for Intigam Aliyev

November 20th, 2014

Amnesty International expressed concern about the deteriorating state of the “prisoner of conscience” Intigam Aliyev and refusal to provide him with medical care. Amnesty International calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Aliyev and ensure the provision of appropriate assistance, including hospitalization. The statement also expressed concern about the limitations of Aliyev’s […]

Ilgar Mamedov Appeals

November 15th, 2014

Yesterday the lawyer Fuad Agayev filed an appeal to the Supreme Court in connection with the leader of the Movement REAL Ilgar Mamedov. As the lawyer told Turan, in the complaint, he asks to cancel the sentence of the Sheki Court on Grave Crimes and the decision of the Sheki Court of Appeal, to dismiss […]

Prosecutors Return Materials on Cases sent by Intigam Aliyev to European Court

October 28th, 2014

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan returned the materials seized during a search of the office of Intigam Aliyev relating to cases of citizens in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Turan was told by the lawyer Javad Javadov. On Saturday, he was invited to the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, where […]

Issue of Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed on “Channel T” Television of Northern Cyprus

December 29th, 2017

Answering questions of “Haber +” TV Program’s presenter Mrs. Ferda Ekinchi, the human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on Turkey-Azerbaijan-North Cyprus relations Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human ...

Bashir Suleymanli: the majority of the prisoners are under the age of 35 years

March 20th, 2015

Bashir Suleymanli, the executive director of the Elections Monitoring and  Democracy’s Studies Center (EMDS) who was released yesterday  in accordance with the presidential decree of pardon, said he expects free more political prisoners. “Of course, ...

Victims Reported No Claims against Rasul Jafarov

February 11th, 2015

The Baku Court of Grave Crimes today continued the trial against the human rights defender Rasul Jafarov. At the beginning of the trial the judge Eldar Ismailov suggested Jafarov testify. However, the human rights activist ...

Preliminary hearing in the caseof Siraj Kerimli

February 5th, 2015

Baku  Serious  Crimes Court, chaired by Ahmed Guliyev, held a preparatory hearing in the case Siraj Kerimli accused  of  having drugs. He is the son of an activist of the party “Musavat”, Ragif Kerimli, brother ...

PFPA activist in Nakhchivan sentenced to imprisonment

February 3rd, 2015

Trial  in the case of Hijran Qasimov, the activist of  Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), who is accused of drug possession, finished today in the Nakhchivan City Court. The court sentenced him to 2.5 ...

Sentence on Yadigar Sadigov Reduced

January 13th, 2015

The Supreme Court today declined 6 months in the jail term for the deputy chairman of Musavat Yadigar Sadigov. This was on the Facebook page of the head of Musavat, Arif Hajili. The head of ...

The Supreme Court postpones consideration of the complaint of Ilgar Mamedov and Tofig Yagublu

January 13th, 2015

On Tuesday a Supreme Court, chaired by Imran Hajibayov, started hearing in the case of the leader of REAL Ilgar Mamedov and deputy chairman of the party “Musavat” Tofig Yagublu convicted in connection with the ...

Anar Mammadov is transferred to jail N13

January 6th, 2015

Quarantine period of human rights activist Anar Mammadov, who was transferred to jail N13, completed his relatives told. In spite of certain health problems, Mammadov maintains good spirits. He did not complain about the conditions ...

The case of Rasul Jafarov and Intigam Aliyevis sent to court

January 5th, 2015

Criminal cases against human rights defenders Rasul Jafarov and Intigam Aliyev were transferred to the Baku Serious  Crimes Court. In the near future the appointment of judges who will consider the case, is expected, according ...

CM Council of Europe calls for the immediate release of Ilgar Mamedov

December 19th, 2014

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe addressed the issue of execution of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case on the complaint of Ilgar Mamedov. The Committee ...

Court of Appeals Keeps Rasul Jafarov behind Bars

December 19th, 2014

Today the Baku Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the human rights defender Rasul Jafarov to replace his arrest by house arrest. As the Lawyer Gunay Ismayilova told Turan, the decision of the court ...

Heavier charges Against Rasul Jafarov

December 14th, 2014

The investigation brought a new charge against the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov. According to his lawyer Gunay Ismayilova, the new charges are as follows: forgery and misappropriation – Articles 313 and 179.3.2 of ...

Amnesty International Concerned for Intigam Aliyev

November 20th, 2014

Amnesty International expressed concern about the deteriorating state of the “prisoner of conscience” Intigam Aliyev and refusal to provide him with medical care. Amnesty International calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release ...

Ilgar Mamedov Appeals

November 15th, 2014

Yesterday the lawyer Fuad Agayev filed an appeal to the Supreme Court in connection with the leader of the Movement REAL Ilgar Mamedov. As the lawyer told Turan, in the complaint, he asks to cancel ...

Prosecutors Return Materials on Cases sent by Intigam Aliyev to European Court

October 28th, 2014

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan returned the materials seized during a search of the office of Intigam Aliyev relating to cases of citizens in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Turan was told ...

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