Tag archive of Torture

Summary of human rights and political developments (November 9-14)

  On November 11-12, the UN Committee against Torture held hearings on Azerbaijan. Questions were addressed to the government regarding torture of human rights defenders and journalists in jails. On November 12, the Azerbaijani authorities replaced the prison sentence of human rights defender Arif Yunus with house arrest, which was welcomed by the US, European Union and OSCE. However, similar humaneness was not shown to his wife Leyla Yunus,

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