Turan’s Tax Sanctions Removed and Reinstated in Six DaysStatement from the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety: Azerbaijani Authorities Must Release All JournalistsFaig Amirli Conditionally Released from JailProsecutor Asks for Ten Years for Sheki JournalistIRFS Statement: Transnational Corruption Goes Hand in Hand with Impunity for Rights Abuses in AzerbaijanMehman Aliyev Denied BailLawyer for Azadliq Newspaper’s Distribution Director Was Not Allowed in Court

Turan’s Tax Sanctions Removed and Reinstated…

Baku City Local Revenues Department of the Ministry of Taxes has restored the tax sanction against Turan Information Agency for the period of 2014-2016...

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Statement from the Institute for Reporters’…

While this week’s release of Azadliq newspaper executive director Faig Amirli, Turan information agency director Mehman Aliyev and blogger Alexander..

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Faig Amirli Conditionally Released from Jail

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Vagif Mursagulov, considered Azadliq newspaper distribution director Faig Amirli's appeal. Lawyers Agil Layijov..

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Prosecutor Asks for Ten Years for Sheki Journalist

The judicial investigation in journalist Elchin Ismayilli's case has been completed, as reported by lawyer Elchin Sadigov. At a hearing on the case held..

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IRFS Statement: Transnational Corruption Goes Hand…

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is shocked by the scale of the corrupt actions of the Azerbaijani authorities described in the..

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Mehman Aliyev Denied Bail

In Yasamal District Court, a panel chaired by Judge Azer Tagiyev considered the motion to let Turan Information Agency's Director, Mehman Aliyev, out..

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Lawyer for Azadliq Newspaper’s Distribution…

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Vagif Mursagulov, held a preliminary hearing on the appeal filed by Faig Amirli, the distribution director of Azadliq..

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Baku City Local Revenues Department of the Ministry of Taxes has restored the tax sanction against Turan Information Agency for the period of 2014-2016.
On 18 September, Turan Information Agency received three emails dated 15 September from the Ministry of Taxes. The emails read that the Agency owes 27,253 AZN in unpaid taxes and 9,294 AZN in arrears. » » » »

While this week’s release of Azadliq newspaper executive director Faig Amirli, Turan information agency director Mehman Aliyev and blogger Alexander Lapshin from their places of detention should be taken as a step in the right direction, it is only the first step. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Security (IRFS) calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately free all other journalists and government critics remaining behind bars. » » » »

Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Vagif Mursagulov, considered Azadliq newspaper distribution director Faig Amirli’s appeal. Lawyers Agil Layijov and Fakhraddin Mammadov solicited for Amirli’s acquittal. The public prosecutor requested that Sabail district court’s original decision be upheld. Upon return from the deliberation room, the jury announced the decision to conditionally release Amirli. » » » »

The judicial investigation in journalist Elchin Ismayilli’s case has been completed, as reported by lawyer Elchin Sadigov. At a hearing on the case held in Shaki Grave Crimes Court under the chairmanship of Judge Rashid Huseynov, a man by the name Ilgar Garibov was questioned as a victim. He told the court that Elchin Ismayilli had not demanded from him money and that the journalist had occasionally complained to him of livelihood hardships. » » » »

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is shocked by the scale of the corrupt actions of the Azerbaijani authorities described in the investigation dubbed “Azerbaijani Laundromat”. IRFS calls on the governments of the countries, in whose territory the criminal activities were carried out, to begin an immediate investigation to bring all participants of the transnational corruption network to justice. » » » »