Tag archive of Emin Huseynov

Brussels Hosts Roundtable on Azerbaijan

   A roundtable event entitled “Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan” was hosted in Brussels to discuss the situation in Azerbaijan, with the participation of the exiled Azerbaijan activists Emin Huseynov, Gulnara Akhundova and Emin Milli, and international legal experts Kirill Koroteev and Ramute Remezaite. The event was co-hosted by International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Open Society

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Azerbaijan Challenged over Deprivation of Citizenship

  NEW YORK—A leading Azerbaijani journalist and rights defender is asking the European Court of Human Rights to rule that he has been wrongly stripped of his citizenship by Azerbaijan’s increasingly repressive government.   Emin Huseynov, who now lives in exile in Switzerland, is the director and co-founder of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), which was set up in 2006 in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, to protect

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JOINT STATEMENT: Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks one year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan

JOINT STATEMENT July 30, 2015      Anniversary of human rights defender’s arrest marks one year of unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan     A year after the Azerbaijani government launched an unprecedented crackdown on human rights, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. The Sport for Rights Coalition calls on the international community to immediately and publicly condemn the government of Azerbaijan's

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Azerbaijani journalist appeals to Christiane Amanpour to help jailed colleagues

Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov’s story bears all the hallmarks of the typical forms of pressure used by an increasingly intolerant regime to silence its critics. Abbasov became a target for providing a rare critical voice in a media climate dominated by the state. As a result, Abbasov and his family faced years of pressure, ranging from harassment and threats to physical attacks. Nonetheless, he persisted in his efforts to tell the truth

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