Afghan Mukhtarli’s Trial Begins in BalakanAzerbaijan: Open letter to EU member state heads and leaders ahead of Aliyev’s Brussels visitTrial Begins for Kanal13’s Executive Director Aziz OrujovEU: Press Azerbaijan on Rights at Summit Detaining Critics at Odds With Eastern PartnershipRights Abuses in Azerbaijan: No End in SightAzerbaijani Parliament to Make New Laws to Restrict Information on the InternetRelative of Pro-opposition Journalist Arrested on Trumped Up Charges

Afghan Mukhtarli’s Trial Begins in Balakan

Balakan District Court has launched proceedings on journalist Afgan Mukhtarli's case with a preliminary hearing, which was attended by representatives..

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Azerbaijan: Open letter to EU member state heads…

[caption id="attachment_19551" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo; EEAS/CC BY[/caption] A coalition of 37 human rights NGOs has sent a letter to the..

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Trial Begins for Kanal13’s Executive Director…

Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the case of Kanal13 internet television's arrested executive director Aziz Orujov. Judge Mirza Khankishiyev..

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EU: Press Azerbaijan on Rights at Summit Detaining…

(Brussels, November 23, 2017) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the crackdown..

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Rights Abuses in Azerbaijan: No End in Sight

The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and Institute for Peace and Democracy cordially invite you to attend a background briefing on the..

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Azerbaijani Parliament to Make New Laws to Restrict…

Azerbaijan's Parliament is preparing to make additions to the Administrative Violations Code. The additions may introduce a monetary penalty against the..

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Relative of Pro-opposition Journalist Arrested…

Emin Shagiyev, pro-opposition journalist Turkel Azerturk's relative, has been arrested in Baku, on drug trafficking charges. Azerturk is a host for Turan..

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Balakan District Court has launched proceedings on journalist Afgan Mukhtarli’s case with a preliminary hearing, which was attended by representatives of the US embassy and members of the local community. At the hearing, journalist’s lawyers Nemat Karimli and Elchin Sadigov filed several motions. » » » »
According to columnist Seymur Verdizade, he has been insulted for his article “A Mayor Walking with a Walking Stick and Unemployed Youths” published on the website Qafqazinfo.az. » » » »

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A coalition of 37 human rights NGOs has sent a letter to the EU member state heads and EU leaders ahead of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Brussels to participate in the 5thEastern Partnership Summit on 24 November 2017. The NGOs urge the EU member state heads and leaders to use the summit to call on president Aliyev to end the current human rights crackdown in Azerbaijan and commit to concrete steps in this regard, including the release of individuals imprisoned on politically motivated charges and reforms of repressive NGO legislation. » » » »

Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the case of Kanal13 internet television’s arrested executive director Aziz Orujov. Judge Mirza Khankishiyev presided the jury.

The journalist’s lawyers filed several motions at the hearing. Javad Javadov asked the court to apply to the Constitutional Court for the interpretation of Article 192.1 of the Criminal Code. » » » »

(Brussels, November 23, 2017) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the crackdown on critics and commit to concrete and sustainable human rights reforms, 37 non-governmental groups said today in a letter to heads of European Union member states. » » » »