Tag archive of public appeal

Khadija Ismayil Comments on Political Developments as Prison Authorities Restrict Communication with Lawyers

 On January 8, lawyers Fariz Namazli and Yalchin Imanov met with investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil in Prison #4, reported Namazli.   Namazli quoted the journalist as saying that addressing human rights and political prisoners should be laid down as a condition in the upcoming meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Barack Obama in Washington, DC.   "Doesn't it seem ironic to the international community that such serious discussions

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Jailed Editor Hilal Mammadov: Requesting a Pardon Undermines the Dignity of a Political Prisoner

On December 30, prisoner of conscience Hilal Mammadov made a public appeal:   "Anticipating or expecting a presidential pardon is not in keeping with the dignity of a political prisoner or prisoner of conscience. Clearly, from both the legal and common sense points of view, any application for a pardon entails acceding to the trumped-up charges, which constitutes a serious blow to your fight for justice. Long live the solidarity, honor, and

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