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IRFS: The Council of Europe must not condone human rights abuses

18 August 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani government’s unprecedented attacks on independent human rights activists and organizations. The Council of Europe must not condone this frantic crackdown;  as well as Azerbaijan’s chairmanship over this body should be cancelled until the regime has put its house in […]

Preliminary hearing on the appeal of Anar Mammadov postponed

18 August 2014

Preliminary hearing in the case of the head of the Election Monitoring Center Anar Mammadov and two other activists, scheduled for August 18 in the Baku Court of Appeal (BCA),  has been postponed. The reason was the non-appearance of the lawyer of one of the defendants. In this regard, the judge Aflatun Gasimov postponed the […]

Meeting of the committee to protect the rights of Yunus spouses

18 August 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 […]

Protesters of the action to support of R. Jafarov arrested

18 August 2014

Members of Sheki branch of the Popular Front Party Ali Abdullayev, Rauf Abdullayev, Mubariz Abdulkerimov, and Islam Hasanov were arrested on Monday by the local police.  The PFPA activist  were interrogated for  several hours, an then were taken to court, according to  the Sheki branch of PPFA. The reason for the detention  became a flash […]

Flash mob to support human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

18 August 2014

A rally to support  the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov took place in the city of Sheki on the occasion of his 30th birthday. The rally was held in front of the ancient fortress of Sheki, in front of the medieval dungeon, according to the Azerbaijani service of “Radio Liberty”. Activists raised placards in support […]

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

18 August 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”

18 August 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 […]

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

18 August 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 […]

NGO leaders condemn “spy mania” by authorities

16 August 2014

Representatives of several NGOs held a press conference on the recent arrests of activists. Participants noted a steady deterioration of situation in the  institutions of civil society over the last 4-5 years. The situation worsened particularly after amendments to the legislation at the end of last year. The recent arrests of prominent activists, freezing their […]

Jamil Hasanli heads committee to protect the rights of spouses Yunus

16 August 2014

Ramiz Yunus, brother of the  arrested conflictologist Arif Yunus made ​​a statement in which he thanked all those who supported Leyla and Arif Yunus. Ramiz Yunus, who lives in the USA asked in his statement Jamil Hasanli to  head a committee to protect the rights of Leyla and Arif. Jamil Hasanli, in turn, said that […]

Group of political parties establish the Joint Center of Legal Protection

16 August 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 […]

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents

10 August 2014

In a statement today the Secretary General called on both sides to deescalate the violence: “I welcome the meeting held today in Sochi between President Aliyev of Azerbaijan, President Sargsyan of Armenia and President Putin of the Russian Federation. Following the latest armed incidents along the Line of Contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani State border, this […]

“We do believe that PACE will remain in the universe history as the messenger of peace, democracy and welfare” – AIDHR Congratulation letter

10 August 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights sent a letter to Strasburg on the occasion of 65th anniversary of PACE The letter says: “It has already passed 65 years over the establishment of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. It was on August 10, 1949 that PACE, inter-parliamentary institution held its first meeting. Hardly […]

65th anniversary of the Parliamentary Assembly

09 August 2014

In a letter sent to the members of the Assembly, marking the 65th anniversary of the Assemblywhich met for the first time on 10 August 1949, PACE President Anne Brasseur today paid tribute to the past members and Presidents. She thanked them for “not giving up on the European dream, for keeping it inclusive and open […]

AIDHR appoints its new coordinator

11 July 2014

Shamshir Tarlanov will coordinate projects to be implemented by AIDHR Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) conducted its next Board meeting on July 11, 2014 and the meeting featured to appoint Shamshir Tarlanov on the position of Project Manager. From now on he will be in charge of building up links with international donor […]

IRFS: The Council of Europe must not condone human rights abuses

18 August 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani government’s unprecedented attacks on independent human rights activists and organizations. The Council of Europe must not condone this frantic ...

Preliminary hearing on the appeal of Anar Mammadov postponed

18 August 2014

Preliminary hearing in the case of the head of the Election Monitoring Center Anar Mammadov and two other activists, scheduled for August 18 in the Baku Court of Appeal (BCA),  has been postponed. The reason ...

Meeting of the committee to protect the rights of Yunus spouses

18 August 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 ...

Protesters of the action to support of R. Jafarov arrested

18 August 2014

Members of Sheki branch of the Popular Front Party Ali Abdullayev, Rauf Abdullayev, Mubariz Abdulkerimov, and Islam Hasanov were arrested on Monday by the local police.  The PFPA activist  were interrogated for  several hours, an ...

Flash mob to support human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

18 August 2014

A rally to support  the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov took place in the city of Sheki on the occasion of his 30th birthday. The rally was held in front of the ancient fortress of ...

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

18 August 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”

18 August 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 ...

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

18 August 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 ...

NGO leaders condemn “spy mania” by authorities

16 August 2014

Representatives of several NGOs held a press conference on the recent arrests of activists. Participants noted a steady deterioration of situation in the  institutions of civil society over the last 4-5 years. The situation worsened ...

Jamil Hasanli heads committee to protect the rights of spouses Yunus

16 August 2014

Ramiz Yunus, brother of the  arrested conflictologist Arif Yunus made ​​a statement in which he thanked all those who supported Leyla and Arif Yunus. Ramiz Yunus, who lives in the USA asked in his statement ...

Group of political parties establish the Joint Center of Legal Protection

16 August 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 . ...

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents

10 August 2014

In a statement today the Secretary General called on both sides to deescalate the violence: “I welcome the meeting held today in Sochi between President Aliyev of Azerbaijan, President Sargsyan of Armenia and President Putin ...

“We do believe that PACE will remain in the universe history as the messenger of peace, democracy and welfare” – AIDHR Congratulation letter

10 August 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights sent a letter to Strasburg on the occasion of 65th anniversary of PACE The letter says: “It has already passed 65 years over the establishment of Parliamentary Assembly ...

65th anniversary of the Parliamentary Assembly

09 August 2014

In a letter sent to the members of the Assembly, marking the 65th anniversary of the Assemblywhich met for the first time on 10 August 1949, PACE President Anne Brasseur today paid tribute to the past ...

AIDHR appoints its new coordinator

11 July 2014

Shamshir Tarlanov will coordinate projects to be implemented by AIDHR Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) conducted its next Board meeting on July 11, 2014 and the meeting featured to appoint Shamshir Tarlanov on ...

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