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The term of Intigam Aliyev’s arrest extended for three months

October 24th, 2014

Today the Nasimi District Court of Baku considered the submission of the prosecution to extend the arrest of the head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev. The court granted  the request and extended the arrest of well-known lawyer and human rights activist for three months, until February 8, 2015, according to the lawyer Jawad […]

Videos refute the version of investigators on Ismayilli events

September 5th, 2014

At the trial of Ismayilli events on Thursday  the Sheki Court of Appeal watched videos. According to special correspondent of  Turan, in the video, filmed by the Task Group of the  Prosecutor’s Office  on January 24, a witness Rovshan Novruzov, who testified against the leader REAL Ilgar Mamedov, all the while stood next to the […]

The Court of Appeals upholds Murad Adilov in custody

August 25th, 2014

On August 25 the Baku Court of Appeal (ALS) dismissed the complaint of Murad Adilov, brother of Natig Adilov, the employee of newspaper “Azadlig”, and press secretary of the leader of the Popular Front Party. Murad was arrested on August 11 in the region of Sabirabad on suspicion of drug trafficking. On August 13 court […]

Arif Yunus received the first transfer of food and medicine

August 22nd, 2014

The first time since his arrest on August 4, the political expert Arif Yunus was able to get a transfer of food and medicine. The Department of Homeland Security allowed the family friend Azad Isazadeh to pass Yunusov a parcel. A day earlier, the President of the National Council Jamil Hasanli and several Council members […]

Meeting of the committee to protect the rights of Yunus spouses

August 18th, 2014

Committee to Protect  the spouses  Leyla and Arif   was held on Monday in the office of the Association of Intellectuals. Chairman of the Committee Jamil Hasanli said that the Committee shall protect not only the couple Yunus, but also all political prisoners.  As for the name of the Committee, it is directly  due to exceptional […]

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

August 18th, 2014

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee. Recent events make clear that the country is the most repressive of the council’s 47 members. A number of media-support organizations […]

Amnesty International recognized the brothers Kerimli “prisoners of conscience”

August 18th, 2014

Amnesty International has recognized members of the party Musavat Faraj and Siraj Kerimovs arrested on charges of selling drugs prisoners of conscience. In a statement, the organization said that the two brothers were tortured to extract confessions from them. The lawyer was allowed to Faraj Kerimli only on August 2 – 10 days after his […]

Said Gojamanli: A new group on political prisoners will be created

July 4th, 2014

After each decree on pardons defenders feel happy, but then again begin political arrests, the list of political prisoners is growing, said in an interview with the Objective TV, Saida Gojamanli, the head of the Bureau of Human Rights and the protection of legality. She reported that to determine the list of political prisoners a […]

Christopher Smith gave Ilham Aliyev a list of Amnesty International

June 30th, 2014

The head of the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE PA, Senator Christopher Smith on June 28 during a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev raised the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. On that Smith himself said in an interview with reporters on Sunday. According to him, the meeting lasted about an hour and he welcomed […]

“We hope Mr. Pedro Agramunt will work more closely with Azerbaijan” – Reference

June 27th, 2014

Chief of AIDHR Ahmad Shahidov: “PACE`s appointment a new rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is related to the attention to this problem” Preparation of a report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is committed to PACE deputy Pedro Agramunt (Spain), who is already the rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the Assembly on the implementation […]

Agramunt to prepare report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 26th, 2014

Preparation of a report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is committed to PACE deputy Pedro Agramunt (Spain), who is already the rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the Assembly on the implementation of the country’s commitments to the CoE. This decision was taken on June 25 meeting of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and […]

PACE will appoint a new rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 24th, 2014

As part of the PACE session in Strasbourg on June 23 civil society activists in Azerbaijan organized alternative hearings on the human rights situation in the country. As the director of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Emin Huseynov told Turan, during the hearing were discussed issues related to the violation of freedom […]

Hilal Mamedov called the conscience of judges

June 10th, 2014

Condemned to 5 years in prison, the chief editor of Tolyshi Sado (Voice of the Talysh) Hilal Mamedov on the eve of consideration of his appeal in the Supreme Court, addressed to the chairman of the court Inglab Nasirov. Mamedov says he does not expect objectivity from the judges. However, he believes it is important […]

Consideration of appeal from Yadigar Sadikhov postponed

June 10th, 2014

The meeting of the Shirvan Court of Appeal scheduled for today to consider the complaint from the adviser to the leader of the party Musavat, Yadigar Sadikhov, sentenced for 6 years was  delayed until July 1.  According to his lawyer, Neymat Kerimli, the official reason for postponing was personal problems of one of the judges. […]

Leyla Yunus establishes the Center to Resist Repression

June 9th, 2014

Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) Yunus announced the creation of a center of resistance to repression. At today’s press conference, she explained her initiative to create “Ineptness the existing human rights system.”  Yunus said that despite the activities of human rights defenders, the number of political prisoners from year to year […]

The term of Intigam Aliyev’s arrest extended for three months

October 24th, 2014

Today the Nasimi District Court of Baku considered the submission of the prosecution to extend the arrest of the head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev. The court granted  the request and extended the ...

Videos refute the version of investigators on Ismayilli events

September 5th, 2014

At the trial of Ismayilli events on Thursday  the Sheki Court of Appeal watched videos. According to special correspondent of  Turan, in the video, filmed by the Task Group of the  Prosecutor’s Office  on January ...

The Court of Appeals upholds Murad Adilov in custody

August 25th, 2014

On August 25 the Baku Court of Appeal (ALS) dismissed the complaint of Murad Adilov, brother of Natig Adilov, the employee of newspaper “Azadlig”, and press secretary of the leader of the Popular Front Party. ...

Arif Yunus received the first transfer of food and medicine

August 22nd, 2014

The first time since his arrest on August 4, the political expert Arif Yunus was able to get a transfer of food and medicine. The Department of Homeland Security allowed the family friend Azad Isazadeh ...

Meeting of the committee to protect the rights of Yunus spouses

August 18th, 2014

Committee to Protect  the spouses  Leyla and Arif   was held on Monday in the office of the Association of Intellectuals. Chairman of the Committee Jamil Hasanli said that the Committee shall protect not only the ...

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

August 18th, 2014

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee. Recent ...

Amnesty International recognized the brothers Kerimli “prisoners of conscience”

August 18th, 2014

Amnesty International has recognized members of the party Musavat Faraj and Siraj Kerimovs arrested on charges of selling drugs prisoners of conscience. In a statement, the organization said that the two brothers were tortured to ...

Said Gojamanli: A new group on political prisoners will be created

July 4th, 2014

After each decree on pardons defenders feel happy, but then again begin political arrests, the list of political prisoners is growing, said in an interview with the Objective TV, Saida Gojamanli, the head of the ...

Christopher Smith gave Ilham Aliyev a list of Amnesty International

June 30th, 2014

The head of the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE PA, Senator Christopher Smith on June 28 during a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev raised the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. On that Smith himself ...

“We hope Mr. Pedro Agramunt will work more closely with Azerbaijan” – Reference

June 27th, 2014

Chief of AIDHR Ahmad Shahidov: “PACE`s appointment a new rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is related to the attention to this problem” Preparation of a report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is committed to ...

Agramunt to prepare report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 26th, 2014

Preparation of a report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is committed to PACE deputy Pedro Agramunt (Spain), who is already the rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the Assembly on the implementation of the country’s ...

PACE will appoint a new rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 24th, 2014

As part of the PACE session in Strasbourg on June 23 civil society activists in Azerbaijan organized alternative hearings on the human rights situation in the country. As the director of the Institute for Reporters’ ...

Hilal Mamedov called the conscience of judges

June 10th, 2014

Condemned to 5 years in prison, the chief editor of Tolyshi Sado (Voice of the Talysh) Hilal Mamedov on the eve of consideration of his appeal in the Supreme Court, addressed to the chairman of ...

Consideration of appeal from Yadigar Sadikhov postponed

June 10th, 2014

The meeting of the Shirvan Court of Appeal scheduled for today to consider the complaint from the adviser to the leader of the party Musavat, Yadigar Sadikhov, sentenced for 6 years was  delayed until July ...

Leyla Yunus establishes the Center to Resist Repression

June 9th, 2014

Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) Yunus announced the creation of a center of resistance to repression. At today’s press conference, she explained her initiative to create “Ineptness the existing human rights ...

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