Author Archive of Irfs

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) cordially invites you to a side event:

The future of Council of Europe: zero corruption, boosted human rights and democracy Thursday | 11 April 2019 | 13:00-14:00 Venue: Room 14, Palais de L’Europe These recent years a number of corruption scandals have shaken the Council of Europe. Authoritarian governments of various countries bribed members of the Parliamentary Assembly in exchange for their loyalty and their silence about the problems linked to violations of human rights, democracy

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ДАЖЕ В МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ЖЕНСКИЙ ДЕНЬ ВЛАСТИ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА ХОТЯТ ПОКАЗАТЬ ВСЕМ, ЧТО НЕ ОТКАЖУТСЯ ОТ НАСИЛИЯ

Институт Свободы и Безопасности Репортеров осуждает власти Азербайджана за сегодняшнее полицейское насилие против журналистов, а также участниц акции протеста против бытового насилия над женщинами, и призвает наказать сотрудников правохранительных

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EVEN ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, AZERBAIJANI AUTORITIES HAVE PROVEN ONCE AGAIN THAT THEY WILL NOT END THE VIOLENCE

The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety condemns the Azerbaijani authorities for the violent police action against journalists, on international women’s day, as well as participants at the protest to end domestic violence, and demands that the law enforcement officers and provocateurs, who allowed the use of brute force against media representatives and peaceful protesters, to be brought to justice. (more…)

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Invitation to a press conference by Mehman Huseynov

Date: 5 March, 2019 Time: 11.00 - 12:30 You are cordially invited to a press conference that will be held by Mehman Huseynov, a prominent Azerbaijani anti-corruption blogger, chairman of The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety . He was released from prison on the 2 March 2019, after serving a 2 year sentence on defamation charges after reporting torture in a detention facility. (more…)

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ИСБР : ОТКАЗЫВАЯСЬ РАССЛЕДОВАТЬ УБИЙСТВО ЭЛЬМАРА ГУСЕЙНОВА ВЛАСТИ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА СОДЕЙСТВУЮТ БЕЗНАКАЗАННОСТИ ЗА ПРЕСТУПЛЕНИЯ ПРОТИВ ЖУРНАЛИСТОВ

Институт Свободы и Безопасности Репортеров осуждает власти Азербайджана за умышленное бездействие и фактический отказ в расследовании убийства журналиста Эльмара Гусейнова и призывает правоохранительные органы Азербайджана найти заказчиков

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IRFS: Azerbaijan’s Refusal to Investigate the Murder of Elmar Huseynov is Yet Another Blow to Freedom of Expression

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety strongly condemns the Azerbaijani authorities for the deliberate inaction and the factual refusal to investigate the murder of journalist Elmar Huseynov and calls on the law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan to bring to justice both masterminds and perpetrators of the insidious crime, aiming to silence the famous critic. (more…)

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Kleptocracy in the OSCE states, a threat to democracy and human rights

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety cordially invites you to a side event: Kleptocracy in the OSCE states, a threat to democracy and human rights Thursday, February 21, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety is organizing a side event during the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting in Vienna. (more…)

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Side Event: Azerbaijan’s Kleptocracy, Repression and Council of Europe Membership

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety cordially invites you to a side event: Azerbaijan’s Kleptocracy, Repression and Council of Europe Membership. Tuesday 22 January, 13:00-14:00 Venue: Room 11, Palais de L’Europe Today, the Council of Europe member states Azerbaijan and Russia are more repressive than they have ever been in the post-Soviet era. At the same time, Danske Bank’s Estonia branch has been involved in three international

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A jailed blogger in Azerbaijan is on a hunger strike to fight bogus charges. He must be freed!

(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

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Azerbaijan: co-rapporteurs call upon authorities to review Mehman Huseynov’s case

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

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