Azerbaijan

March 22, 2019 08:37

March 21, 2019 17:37

March 20, 2019 18:04

  • Novruz Bayram celebrated in Azerbaijan amid eased repressions

    In connection with the celebration of Novruz Bayram, March 20-26 were declared non-working days in Azerbaijan. For the first time in many years, President Ilham Aliev refused from official celebrative events in favour of informal communication with residents of Baku. Rights defenders have linked the massive pardoning of political prisoners on the eve of Novruz-Bayram with changes in authorities' policies.

March 20, 2019 17:47

March 20, 2019 09:32

  • EU and USA urge Azerbaijan to completely solve the problem of political prisoners

    The European Union (EU), the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), the US Embassy in Baku and international human rights organizations have welcomed the clemency of 51 political prisoners in Azerbaijan, pointing to the need to release the rest of them. However, rights defenders have cautioned that until the country's repressive system itself is dismantled, it is not worth exaggerating the value of pardoning.

March 19, 2019 20:51

  • Verdict to journalist Anar Mamedov provokes criticism of Azerbaijan

    The case against Anar Mamedov, the editor-in-chief of the website "Criminalaz", who was subjected to a suspended sentence, should be reviewed, believes the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. Having pardoned the sentenced activists, the Azerbaijani authorities are "freeing up places in prisons" for new political prisoners, states the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS).

March 19, 2019 12:59

March 19, 2019 07:33

  • Armenia agrees to meeting of wounded Azerbaijani with his family

    The National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia has expressed its readiness to ensure Alvin Ibragimov, detained at the border with Azerbaijan, to meet his relatives, guaranteeing their safety. The detainee was operated on after receiving his wound and is in satisfactory condition, Arman Tatoyan, the Armenian Ombudsman, wrote on his Facebook.

March 18, 2019 23:28

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