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The Death of Journalist Rasim Aliyev: Investigation Material Sent to Court

      The material of the criminal case launched in connection with the death of journalist and Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) chairman Rasim Aliyev has been sent to court, the Baku City Prosecutor’s Office said on December 22.   According to the Public Prosecutor’s office, the bill of indictment has been approved and referred to Baku’s Grave Crimes Court for review. According to the bill of indictment,

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Public investigation group established to investigate murder of journalist Rasim Aliyev

On December 18, a public investigation group was set up to investigate the murder of the former IRFS chairman, journalist Rasim Aliyev, reported the late journalist’s fiancée Gular Abbasova. The group consists of lawyer Alasgar Mammadli, Samira Agayeva, journalist Avaz Zeynalli, Naila Bagirova, Elmidar Aliyev, Samir Kazimli, Mehman Aliyev and human rights defenders Novella Jafaroglu and Seadet Beneyarli.    According to Gular Abbasova,

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Investigation completed in late journalist’s case

The investigation of the criminal case launched in connection with the murder of the former chairman and Board member of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), journalist Rasim Aliyev, has been completed, reported Asabali Mustafayev, the Aliyev family’s lawyer on December 9.   The lawyer said that the decision was announced at the Baku City Prosecutor’s Office on December 8, where he was waiting with the late journalist’s

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Investigation of late journalist’s case extended

The investigation into the murder of the late journalist, former IRFS chairman Rasim Aliyev, has been extended by three months, reported the lawyer Asabali Mustafayev, who is defending the late journalist’s rights, on November 26.   The lawyer said that the detention of those arrested in connection with the case has also been extended by three months.   According to Mustafayev the investigator has failed to inform him about the investigative

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Joint STATEMENT: Sport for Rights Calls for Release of Detained Journalist, End to Pressure against Independent Media

  Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights Calls for Release of Detained Journalist, End to Pressure against Independent Media   The Sport for Rights Coalition condemns the Azerbaijani authorities’ extensive pressure against the staff of independent online television station Meydan TV, as part of a wider unprecedented crackdown on free expression and independent media. Following months of increased pressure in the aftermath of the European Games

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Forty days since journalist’s death

  17 September marked 40 days since the death of former IRFS Chairman and Board member Rasim Aliyev. Today, the journalist’s friends and relatives visited his grave.   Forty days after the journalist’s death, the doctors alleged to bear responsibility for his death have not been formally charged with either criminal or administrative responsibility. There has been little public information on the case. (more…)

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Journalists demand accountability for the doctors who treated Rasim Aliyev

 Journalists demand accountability for the doctors who treated Rasim Aliyev   On 27 August, a group of journalists gathered in front of the Baku City Prosecutor’s office, demanding punishment of the doctors who they believed acted negligently in the death of late journalist Rasim Aliyev, the Chairman and board member of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety who was beaten severely on 8 August and died the following day in

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Late journalist Rasim Aliyev’s 31st birthday marked at his grave

  The 16th of August would have been the birthday of Chairman and board member of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August after being severely beaten the previous day. He would have turned 31. Seven days had passed since his death. His family, friends and colleagues marked Aliyev’s birthday at his grave. (more…)

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JOINT STATEMENT: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

  JOINT STATEMENT   August 10, 2015   Azerbaijan: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games     The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim Aliyev had reported receiving continuous

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IRFS outraged over journalist Rasim Aliyev’s murder

  Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Statement   August 10, 2015                       Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety is in shock over the murder of our longtime employee and board member, current Chairman Rasim Aliyev. On August 8, 2015, unknown persons beat Aliyev to within inches of his life. He died several hours later in a

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