Tag archive of Political Prisoners

European Court Starts Communication on Case of Jailed Blogger Abdul Abilov

Communications have begun regarding the lawsuit submitted to the European Court of Human Rights by jailed blogger Abdul Abilov, the blogger’s lawyer Fariz Namazli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS).Abdul Abilov was arrested on November 22, 2013 and charged with illegal possession, storage, and manufacturing or sale of drugs, which carries a prison sentence of up to twelve years.  He was sentenced to 5.5 years in

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No Electricity Supply for Political Prisoners

Problems have emerged with the electricity supply to Prison #13 in Baku’s Garadagh district, reported journalist Tofig Yagublu’s daughter Nigar Yagublu on January 2.   Prison #13 has become home to a number of political prisoners, including journalists Tofig Yagublu and Parviz Hashimli, human rights defender Anar Mammadli, bloggers Ilkin Rustemzade and Abdul Abilov, and former health minister Ali Insanov.   According to Nigar Yagublu,

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New Report on Political Prisoners

The Public Alliance “Azerbaijan without Political Prisoners” has prepared a report titled the “Current situation in places of detention, political prisoner problem and future challenges,” announced the organization on December 24.   According to the organization, the report has been prepared based on materials provided by former prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, analysis of relevant reports by local and international organizations,

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Exhibition on political prisoners held in Paris

On December 18, the Drawing for Freedom exhibition was held in Paris. Organized by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and FIDH international human rights organization, the exhibition showcased drawings by students of Oslo National Art Academy.   There were portraits of the arrested journalists Tofig Yagublu and Khadija Ismayil, REAL chairman Ilgar Mammadov, human rights defenders Intigam Aliyev and Rasul Jafarov, and the recently released human

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