Author Archive of Irfs

AZERBAIJAN 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

AZERBAIJAN 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The constitution provides for a republic with a presidential form of government. Legislative authority is vested in the Milli Mejlis (National Assembly). The presidency is the predominant branch of government, exceeding the judiciary and legislature. On February 9, the government conducted National Assembly elections. The election observation mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation

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An attempt on the life of the blogger Mohammed Mirzali in France

On March 14, an attempt was made on the life of a blogger and political emigrant from Azerbaijan Mohammed Mirzali in France. As it became known to Turan from sources in the Azerbaijani diaspora, the unknown stabbed him and escaped. The blogger was hospitalized in serious condition. The police are investigating. Mirzali is known for publishing harshly critical reports about the Azerbaijani authorities on social networks for several years. The authorities

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Azerbaijani media in 2020

This study examined more than 130 incidents against media and journalists in Azerbaijan in 2020. Information about the incidents is based on local media reports, journalists and bloggers involved in the incident, and their legal representatives. Restrictions in connection with the pandemic Restrictions imposed in Azerbaijan in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic have created additional problems for the media. Strict quarantine rules have been applied

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Азербайджанские СМИ в 2020 году

В этом исследовании было рассмотрено более 130 инцидентов против СМИ и журналистов в Азербайджане в 2020 году. Информация об инцидентах основана на сообщениях местных СМИ, журналистов и блогеров, причастных к инциденту, а также их законных представителей.

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Help Azerbaijani human right defender Mehman Huseynov fight cancer

Help Azerbaijani human right defender Mehman Huseynov fight cancer # HelpMehman Donate here: https://gf.me/u/x6a5tq My youngest brother , the well-known Azerbaijani journalist, human rights defender, and anti-corruption activist, Mehman Huseynov , is seriously ill. A few weeks ago, doctors from the Oncology Center of the Geneva University Hospital finally diagnosed cancer as a  solitary fibrous tumor. Fortunately, doctors said that Mehman has a

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Azerbaijani FM’s Son Owns $4m Luxury Apartments in New York’s “Trump Place” Complex

Early in 2015, Dunja Mijatovic, then OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, wrote a letter to Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan's foreign minister, conveying her concerns about the case of journalist Khadija Ismayil, who had been arrested for her investigative reports on govenrment corruption and kleptocracy, including the country's first family's involvement. "In the letter, I noted that Ismayilova has serious health issues and requires continuing

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Official statement : IRFS CALLS ON THE AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES TO PUT AN END TO ALL ILLEGAL RESTRICTION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION UNDER THE PRETEXT OF SAFETY MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

IRFS CALLS ON THE AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES TO PUT AN END TO ALL ILLEGAL RESTRICTION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION UNDER THE PRETEXT OF SAFETY MEASURES AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the Azerbaijani authorities for beginning a large-scale repression campaign against its critics and restricting freedom of expression under the pretext of the aggravation of the safety measures against the new

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Déclaration officielle: L’ILSJ DEMANDE AUX AUTORITÉS AZERBAIDJANESES DE METTRE FIN À TOUTE RESTRICTION ILLÉGALE DE LA LIBERTÉ D’EXPRESSION SOUS LE PRÉTEXTE DES MESURES DE SÉCURITÉ CONTRE LA PANDÉMIE COVID-19

L’Institut pour la liberté et la sécurité des journalistes (ILSJ) condamne les autorités azerbaïdjanaises pour avoir lancé une campagne de répression à grande échelle contre les personnes les critiquant et d’avoir restreint la liberté d’expression en prétextant l’aggravation des mesures de sécurité contre la pandémie de COVID-19. L'ILSJ condamne les tentatives illégales de plus en plus fréquentes des autorités pour restreindre

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ОФИЦИАЛЬНОЕ ЗАЯВЛЕНИЕ: ИСБР ПРИЗЫВАЕТ ВЛАСТИ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА ПОЛОЖИТЬ КОНЕЦ НЕЗАКОННОМУ ОГРАНИЧЕНИЮ СВОБОДЫ ВЫРАЖЕНИЯ ПРИКРЫВАЯСЬ ПАНДЕМИЕЙ КОРОНАВИРУСА

Институт свободы и безопасности репортёров осуждает власти Азербайджана за начало масштабных репрессий против критиков и ограничения свободы выражения на фоне обострения проблем, вызванных пандемией нового коронавируса. ИСБР считает абсолютно

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RƏSMİ BƏYANAT: RATİ Azərbaycan hakimiyyətini koronavirus pandemiyası ilə pərdələnərək ifadə azadlığına qanunsuz məhdudiyyətlərə son qoymağa çağırır

Reportyorların Azadlıq və Təhlükəsizlik İnstitutu Azərbaycan hakimiyyətini tənqidçilərə qarşı genişmiqyaslı repressiyalara başlamaqda və yeni koronavirusun pandemiyası nəticəsində yaranan problemlərin kəskinləşməsi fonunda ifadə azadlığını məhdudlaşdırmaqda qınayır. RATİ hakimiyyət orqanlarının Azərbaycanda ifadə azadlığını insan hüquqları müdafiəçilərinin, jurnalistlərin və siyasi fəalların,

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