Reports and releases

A new policy paper from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee argues that democratic countries should establish mechanisms to freeze the assets of persons who commit gross violations of human rights
The Sport for Rights coalition condemns the conviction and harsh sentencing of Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus on 13 Augu
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.
Geldy Kyarizov’s family suffered a violent attack on their lives on 5 August 2015 as they attempted to leave the country. A leading expert on the famous Akhal-Teke horse breed, Geldy Kyarizov, and his family have once again been denied their fundamental right to leave Turkmenistan, despite Geldy’s failing health, and no charges against them.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor presented a report on human rights violations against peaceful demonstrators at Electricity Price Hike in Armenia.
The assembly in Yerevan was peaceful and the police used excessive force to disperse the assembly
The IRCT condemns the use of violence and punitive force by Armenian police against demonstrators and journalists at peaceful demonstrations held in Yerevan and Gyumri.
The Working Group on Investment of the Committee of International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus and Freedom Files analytical Centre produced a new report under the title "Conservation of the Systemic Human Rights Crisis in Belarus: A Worthwhile Price for Lukashenko's 'Peacemaking'?"
Statement by Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law and International Partnership for Human Rights
The EU must insist on meaningful human rights reforms.
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 to six and a half years in prison.
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