Human rights

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  • 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 18:00

  • Circassian activists tell about Umarov's links with Arashukov

    Oleg Umarov, the founder of the "Dobro Cherkessov" (Circassians' Wealth) charitable foundation, participated in the movement in support of Senator Rauf Arashukov, said Timur Zhuzhuev, the chairman of the youth branch of the "Adyge Khase" of the Kabardian people.

March 20, 2019 11:07

March 20, 2019 11:01

  • Armenian human rights defenders support Nasrin Sotoudeh

    Armenian rights defenders and activists have held an action at the Iranian Embassy in Armenia in support for Iranian rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh. They demanded to release her and stop persecuting women because of their refusal to wear hijabs.

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 20, 2019 09:28

  • Western diplomats criticize Russia for sentencing Oyub Titiev

    The verdict passed to Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", has shown that Russian authorities are making use of police and courts for political persecutions, the Rapporteurs of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) assert.

March 20, 2019 09:24

  • Torture case of Anapa detainees closed

    The investigator has closed the case of torturing four residents of Anapa after their detention, having decided that they tried to slander law enforcers. For 15 months of the inquiry, no suspects appeared in the case, the "Committee against Torture" (CaT) has noted.

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