Sing for Democracy, a human rights campaign launched by several Azerbaijani civil society activists in advance of their country playing host to glitzy Eurovision Song Competition earlier this year, is embarking on something new.
Crude Accountability has published a new report, “After the BTC Pipeline and EITI Validation: Where are Prosperity and Transparency in Azerbaijan?” examining the state of Western oil and gas company operations in Azerbaijan, particularly as pertains to environment, civil society and transparency.
The gas-rich country presents itself as open and modern, but Azerbaijan is not safe for activists and journalists fighting for free speech, says Natasha Schmidt at Index on Censorship.
Azerbaijan’s Critical Voices in Danger report documents findings and outlines freedom of expression violations for the first half of 2012.
Azerbaijani police illegally dispersed the Sing for Democracy human rights campaign’s September 1 protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Baku in support of the convicted members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform and the International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan (IPGA), urgently call on the Council of Europe, the EU and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to press the Azerbaijani government to immediately stop t
The refusal of the organization behind Eurovision to condemn human rights abuses in Azerbaijan provides a carte blanche to the government’s crackdown, Amnesty International said after another two peaceful protests were violently dispersed.