Monthly Archives: November 2017

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. (more…)
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 (more…)
[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 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
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. (more…)
(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. (more…)
The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and Institute for Peace and Democracy cordially invite you to attend a background briefing on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan ahead of the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit. The briefing will be held at the Brussels Press Club at Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, 22 November 2017. Speakers: Emin Huseynov, Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety Leyla
Azerbaijan's Parliament is preparing to make additions to the Administrative Violations Code. The additions may introduce a monetary penalty against the owner of the internet information resource or domain for the dissemination of information prohibited from distribution or failure to prevent the dissemination of such information. (more…)
Baku Court of Appeal, chaired by Judge Aflatun Gasimov, continued the proceedings on blogger Mehman Huseynov's appeal. At the hearing, Mehman's lawyers stressed the importance of viewing the security camera recordings from 9 January from the area, where Mehman Huseynov had been detained, and from Nasimi District Police Department. (more…)
Emin Shagiyev, pro-opposition journalist Turkel Azerturk's relative, has been arrested in Baku, on drug trafficking charges. Azerturk is a host for Turan TV satellite television channel broadcasted from Europe. (more…)
"Today, I was informed that my account in Kapitalbank was suspended at the request of the Ministry of Taxes on 8 November. There is going to be a court hearing in Baku Administrative Economic Court #1 with regard to this matter on 27 November. My bank accounts will remain suspended until the court renders a decision," journalist Khadija Ismayil said. (more…)