Daily Archives: Saturday January 5th, 2019

(Znotins/AFP/Getty Images) Washingtonpost: MEHMAN HUSEYNOV is a blogger, an activist for a free press and a journalist who has exposed uncomfortable truths about the rulers of Azerbaijan, including official corruption and police brutality. For almost two years, he has been imprisoned on bogus charges. As the end of his term approaches, the Azerbaijani police state has cooked up new charges to keep him in jail five to seven more years. Mr. Huseynov
Turan: The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Sir Roger Gale (United Kingdom, EC) and Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) have expressed their deep concern at the new charges brought against an anti-corruption Azerbaijani blogger and Chairman of the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Mehman Huseynov, who is currently serving the remaining two months of his two-year
Turan: US Senator Marco Rubio called on official Baku to immediately release blogger Mehman Huseynov. "Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov remains imprisoned on a trumped-up charge. Now he is in a critical situation due to a hunger strike. The government of Azerbaijan should release him immediately," the senator wrote in his blog on Twitter. Recall that Huseynov continues his hunger strike for the 10th day in connection with a new case brought against
Late in the evening, the health condition of the blogger Mehman Huseynov, who was conducting a hunger strike on December 26, deteriorated sharply in the Baku SIZO-1 facility, and he was urgently sent to a prison hospital. This was announced by journalist Natig Adilov living abroad, citing sources in the Prison Service. It was not possible to receive comments in official bodies due to the late hours of the day. (more…)
The father of blogger Mehman Huseynov, Rafig Huseynov, 66 years old, intends to join the hunger strike in support of his son. "They don't give me a meeting with my son. Now I have a temperature of 41 degrees. Despite this, on January 6 I will once again go to the Baku Detention Center No. 1. I am very worried about the condition of my son. If tomorrow they do not give me a meeting with him, then I will start a hunger strike," Rafig Huseynov told