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Human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus denied permission to travel abroad for medical treatment

Human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus denied permission to travel abroad for medical treatment

On 11 February 2016, the Yasamal district Court of Baku denied permission to human rights defenders Mr Arif Yunus and Ms Leyla Yunus to leave Azerbaijan in order to get the necessary medical treatment abroad.
Three Years Too Many: Ilgar Mammadov and a Crossroads in Azerbaijan

Three Years Too Many: Ilgar Mammadov and a Crossroads in Azerbaijan

Today marks the third anniversary of the unjust imprisonment by Azerbaijan authorities of Ilgar Mammadov, a member of NRGI’s advisory council and passionate advocate for reform in his troubled country. 
OSCE Representative and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights condemn sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan

OSCE Representative and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights condemn sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan

STRASBOURG/VIENNA, 1 September 2015 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, today condemned the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova.
Khadija Ismayilova sentenced for 7,5 years

Khadija Ismayilova sentenced for 7,5 years

Khadija Ismayilova, who is known for her investigative reporting on corruption in Azerbaijan, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison today by the Azerbaijani authorities. Khadija IsmayilovaIsmayilova, a senior reporter for OCCRP and Azadliq Radio (the Azerbaijani...
HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

Today, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus to many years in prison. They are long-time civil society actors. Their sentencing today is a symbol of the targeted repression against leading civil society voices in Azerbaijan...
Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression

Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression

The Kremlin’s sweeping, anti-Western crackdown on freedoms in Russia has made headlines everywhere. Government-fomented anti-Western hysteria is at a height not seen since the Soviet era.
The report of Freedom House

The report of Freedom House

Capital: Baku Population: 9.3 million GNI/capita, PPP: US$16,180 Source: The data above are drawn from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators 2015. Regime Classification: Consolidated Authoritarian Regime Democracy Score: 6.75 NIT...
ECHR finds a violation of the rights of Emin Huseynov

ECHR finds a violation of the rights of Emin Huseynov

On 7 May 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of human rights defender Mr Emin Huseynov, concerning his complaint of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment by Azerbaijani police. Emin Huseynov is the founder and chairman of...
NRGI Statement on EITI Downgrade of Azerbaijan in Response to Poor Civil Society Environment

NRGI Statement on EITI Downgrade of Azerbaijan in Response to Poor Civil Society Environment

This week Azerbaijan became the first-ever country to be downgraded from “compliant” to “candidate” status in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The country now has an opportunity to improve civic space and enable its EITI...
Legal Affairs Committee appalled by the conviction of a prominent Azeri human rights lawyer

Legal Affairs Committee appalled by the conviction of a prominent Azeri human rights lawyer

The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) condemns in the strongest terms the conviction of Intigam Aliyev, a famous Azerbaijani human rights lawyer, who was sentenced yesterday to seven...
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