Witnesses Testify at Fuad Ahmadli’s TrialJournalist Arrested in Gazakh RegionThe trial of Giyas IbrahimovAzerbaijan: Time for Justice for Ilgar MammadovThe trial began in the case of Faig AmirliOutrageous 5-and-a-half-year sentence stands despite lack of evidenceImprisoned Poet Having Heart Problems and Denied Medical Assistance

Witnesses Testify at Fuad Ahmadli’s Trial

Today, Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the criminal case of Fuad Ahmadli, a member of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). The hearing was..

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Journalist Arrested in Gazakh Region

The police in Gazakh have detained Gazakh-based freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov. The journalist is accused of resistance against the police. He..

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The trial of Giyas Ibrahimov

At the Baku Court of Appeal, under the chairmanship of Vugar Mammadov, a meeting was held on the appeal of NIDA member Giyas Ibrahimov. At the end of..

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Azerbaijan: Time for Justice for Ilgar Mammadov

The Council of Europe’s Legitimacy at Stake over Azerbaijan’s Persistent Non-compliance with European Court Judgment Today three years have passed..

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The trial began in the case of Faig Amirli

In the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of Ayten Aliyeva, a preparatory meeting on the case of the financial director of the newspaper Azadlig,..

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Outrageous 5-and-a-half-year sentence stands despite…

Elgiz Gahraman's verdict remains in force The trial in the Baku Court of Appeal on the complaint of NIDA member Elgiz Gahraman on the verdict of the trial..

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Imprisoned Poet Having Heart Problems and Denied…

The poet-satirist Tofig Hasanli has serious health problems. This was announced by attorney Elchin Sadigov. The poet was sentenced to 6 years in prison..

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Today, Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the criminal case of Fuad Ahmadli, a member of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). The hearing was presided over by Judge Fikrat Garibov.
Several witnesses testified at the proceeding. According to the testimony of Ahmadli’s friend and party colleague Vusal Kazimov, his fiancée’s cell phone number received a call from a number they did not know, the caller presented himself as Samir Khalilov and said he had dialled their number mistakenly. » » » »

The police in Gazakh have detained Gazakh-based freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov. The journalist is accused of resistance against the police. He was detained in the evening hours on 22 May, as reported by lawyer Elchin Sadigov. On 23 May, Gazakh Regional Court found Nijat Amiraslanov guilty under Article 535.1 of the Administrative Violations Code and sentenced him to 30-day administrative arrest.

At the Baku Court of Appeal, under the chairmanship of Vugar Mammadov, a meeting was held on the appeal of NIDA member Giyas Ibrahimov. At the end of last year, the Baku Serious Crimes Court sentenced Ibragimov to 10 years in prison on charges of illegal possession of drugs for sale. The process was attended by representatives of the European Union and the local community. Gyas Ibrahimov was brought into the hall and placed in a glass dock. » » » »

The Council of Europe’s Legitimacy at Stake over Azerbaijan’s Persistent Non-compliance with European Court Judgment

Today three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov, concluding that the Azerbaijani authorities had detained him to punish him for his criticism of the government. In spite of this ruling, and repeated calls for his release by Council of Europe bodies in follow-up to the ruling, the Azerbaijani authorities have persistently refused to execute the decision of the Court and free Ilgar Mammadov. » » » »