Monthly Archives: June 2021

Mother of convicted human rights defender and journalist Elchin Mammad Rakhil Mammadli appealed to President Ilham Aliyev to intervene and assist in restoring justice for her son. Note that Mamed was arrested in March 2020 and sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of theft and illegal possession of ammunition. The mother believes that the charges were fabricated in retaliation for criticizing officials for human rights violations and corruption.
IRFS STATEMENT 07/06/2021 The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety strongly condemns those responsible for the deaths of journalists Siraj Abishov and Maharram Ibrahimov and calls for an objective investigation into the circumstances of their deaths. Three days ago, two representatives of the Azerbaijani state media, operator of the Az TV channel, Siraj Abishov and an employee of the AZERTAC news agency, Maharram Ibrahimov, died in an explosion,