Monthly Archives: February 2020

March 2 marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of journalist Elmar Huseynov. On this day at 11.00 at his grave in the Yasamal cemetery of Baku a commemoration action was held. The event was organized by the Institute of Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS). “15 years have passed since the assassination of Elmar, and this bloody crime has not yet been solved. We will gather again at the grave of Elmar to demand the establishment and punishment
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today welcomed the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and called on Azerbaijan to implement it.The ECtHR today ruled that the 2014 arrest, detention and prosecution of Ismayilova was a violation of her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Event by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Azerbaijani parliamentary elections on the backdrop of journalists’ arrests and political prisoners Thursday, February 20, at 13h15 Room 532, Hofburg Congress Center The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety cordially invites you to our side event touching on the issues of journalists’ and human rights defenders’ safety, political prisoners and political oppression in Azerbaijan.
President Aliyev said that the Council of Europe is ‘degrading’ and Azerbaijan will not comply with its requirements “The last [PACE] resolution adopted in connection with Azerbaijan has no more value for us than a scrap of paper. We do not accept any of the far-fetched accusations made there and we will not comply with any of their ‘demands’, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on February 5 at a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister
The anti-corruption organisation Transparency Deutschland welcomes the investigation by the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt am Main into corruption allegations against Karin Strenz and Eduard Lintner. In March 2019, Transparency Germany filed criminal complaints against these current and former members of Bundestag for bribery and corruption of public officials in the course of the Azerbaijani Laundromat scandal, in accordance with Section
Baku/06.02.20/Turan: For more than a week, a number of opposition news sites have been blocked in Azerbaijan. On January 31, the Facebook pages of the Musavat party, the youth organization Musavat, and the Basta newspaper were hacked. To this day, the Basta website remains blocked, Mustafa Hajibeyli, editor of the website and press secretary of the Musavat party, said on February 6. According to him, the entrance to the site was briefly restored
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office in connection with the appeal of a candidate for deputy in the 31st Surakhani second district by blogger Mehman Huseynov about trying to bribe him by the election candidate Faraj Guliyev appealed to the CEC to make an appropriate decision. This was announced by the head of the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Eldar Sultanov. “Appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office of a candidate