"It should have been Khadija Ismayil speaking to you today” said Brigitte Dufour opening the side event “Politically motivated persecutions in Azerbaijan” which IPHR hosted in the framework of Civic Solidarity Platform at HDIM 2015.
The Sport for Rights coalition condemns the conviction and harsh sentencing of Azerbaijani huma
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.
Civic Solidarity Platform called on the OSCE Chairperson in Office, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić to speak out in support of imprisoned activists and journalists during his visit to Azerbaijan.
On 22 April 2015, Intigam Aliyev, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer and head of the Legal Education Society (LES) was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, having been found guilty of tax evasion, abuse of office and illegal entrepreneurship.
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender Rasul Jafarov has been sentenced by the Baku Court of Grave Crimes to six and a half years in prison, having been found guilty of the politically motivated charges of tax evasion, abuse of power, and conducting illegal business.
Ahead of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC), 11 human rights organisations are calling upon the intergovernmental body to address Azerbaijan's rapidly deteriorating environment for human rights defenders (HRDs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and independent media.
Khadija Ismayilova is an investigative journalist and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azerbaijani service who has reported extensively on the financial dealings of Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and members of his family.
Ten civil society groups sent a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an appeal to make human rights a central subject in her meeting with the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
Join an international campaign of solidarity and send a New Year postcard with words of support to Azerbaijani human rights defenders, who are behind bars.