Journalist Launches Hunger StrikeIRFS Statement on the Sentencing of Azadliq newspaper reporter Elchin IsmayilliTuran’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 Azerbaijan

Journalist Launches Hunger Strike

Jailed journalist Javid Shiraliyev and former prosecutor Rufat Safarov have started hunger strike, Safarov's mother Tahira Tahirgizi reported. (more…)..

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IRFS Statement on the Sentencing of Azadliq newspaper…

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the authorities of Azerbaijan for yet another politically motivated court verdict against..

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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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Journalist Launches Hunger Strike

September 22nd, 2017

Jailed journalist Javid Shiraliyev and former prosecutor Rufat Safarov have started hunger strike, Safarov’s mother Tahira Tahirgizi reported. » » » »

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the authorities of Azerbaijan for yet another politically motivated court verdict against Azadliq newspaper’s regional correspondent Elchin Ismayilli, and demands his immediate release. » » » »

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. » » » »