Author Archive of Irfs

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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Journalist E. Hasanzadeh threatened with his arrest

Journalist and member of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Elchin Hasanov announced the threat of his arrest. “Today, an officer of the Khazar district police department of Baku called me and insisted on the need to appear at the police. I asked about the reasons for the call. He began to invent various reasons. I said that let them send an official summons to call the police. Later they called me from the housing office and also urgently called

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New repressions during COVID19: Member of the opposition, was found guilty of defamation and insulting a police office.

A member of the Popular Front Party Zamin Salayev was sentenced by the Salyan District Court to two years and three months in prison, convicted of defamation and insult - Articles 147 and 148 of the Criminal Code. Earlier, the activist accused Khamza Azizov, head of the Salyan police investigation department, of blackmailing a 21-year-old girl, local resident, to closer relations. The PFPA report on this occasion said that on April 20, the Salyan

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Azerbaijani President announces new repressions against opposition

'I believe that the steps taken by the authorities, the beginning of the political dialogue and the positive reaction of the opposition parties to this create a completely new situation during the period of independence of Azerbaijan. During this period of independence, such a positive picture has never been observed in this area. Perhaps I am a bit ahead of the curve because this process is just beginning. But, perhaps, I'm ahead because of the

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Agyl Humbatov Sent to Madhouse Again (UPDATED)

Baku / 03.04.20 / Turan: A member of the Popular Front Party Agyl Humbatov has again been sent to a psychiatric hospital. After yesterday’s detention, he was again sent to court, and based on the testimonies of three false witnesses, it was decided that he was still crazy. Although two days ago, the same court ruled that Humbatov was mentally healthy. His relatives are convinced that he was again detained for reporting in social networks about

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Representatives of Democratic Public Call for Release of T. Yagublu and E. Mammad

A coalition of solidarity in the name of justice and civil society activists condemned the arrest of the head of the Sumgait Youth Education NGO and editor-in-chief of the Yukselish Namine website Elcin Mammad. “A well-known human rights activist, a member of the Coalition of Solidarity for Justice, the editor-in-chief of the Yukselish Namine newspaper, Elchin Mammad, was detained by the police on March 30 in his home in Sumgayit and taken to the

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Police Violence against Journalists on Feminist Rallies

During the suppression of the Sunday rally of feminists in Baku, the police once again used brute force against journalists. Most of all injured was Isolde Agaeva from Meydan TV, who received a scratch on her throat from the police. Aisel Umudova, another journalist from Meydan TV, was detained when she recorded the arrest of the protesters. The journalist was detained for several hours in the 39th Sabail Police Precinct, demanding that the recordings

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STATEMENT BY IRFS – THE AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES MUST END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CRITICS

STATEMENT BY IRFS – THE AZERBAIJANI AUTHORITIES MUST END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CRITICS The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns the Azerbaijani authorities for the politically motivated persecution of women critics and calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to put an end to all forms of pressure and to create equal and safe professional conditions in the country. IRFS regrets to ascertain that the position of women critics

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ЗАЯВЛЕНИЕ ИСБР – ВЛАСТИ АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНА ДОЛЖНЫ ПОКОНЧИТЬ С НАСИЛИЕМ ПРОТИВ ЖЕНЩИН КРИТИКОВ

Институт Свободы и Безопасности Репортеров осуждает власти Азербайджана за политически мотивированное преследование женщин-критиков и призывает власти Азербайджана положить конец всем видам давления, создав в стране равноправные и безопасные

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