FIDH/HRCA: Deteriorating human rights situation in Azerbaijan

2012-05-18 19:44:29  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 818   
Ahead of the Eurovision (22 to 26 May 2012), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan (HRCA) publish a briefing

Amnesty International: Azerbaijani opposition activist freed as pre-Eurovision hunger strike begins

2012-05-16 19:59:09  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 793   
Seventeen Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience must be released immediately, Amnesty International said as 11 people jailed for their role in anti-government protests last year launched a hunger strike on

Amnesty International: Azerbaijan's police violently disperse peaceful rallies ahead of Eurovision

2012-05-14 22:27:34  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 622   
Azerbaijan must immediately halt the police use of violence to suppress freedom of expression, Amnesty International said after two separate peaceful protests were broken up by police in the

Azerbaijan: Journalists brutally attacked as Eurovision crackdown continues

2012-04-18 21:12:45  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 702   
A violent assault on journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions on the outskirts of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Wednesday must be thoroughly and impartially investigated by the

Azerbaijan must investigate smear campaign against Radio Free Europe reporter

2012-03-15 22:55:19  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 708   
A smear campaign against an Azeri investigative journalist must be investigated after an intimate video recording appeared online, Amnesty International said. Radio Free Europe reporter Khadija Ismayilova has been investigating

Amnesty International: Azerbaijani youth activists beaten and detained at peaceful protest

2012-03-06 22:17:53  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 625   
The Azerbaijani authorities must launch an immediate investigation into the beating of four youth activists by police officers during and after a peaceful protest in the capital Baku today,

Amnesty International: The unsavoury human rights record of 2012 Eurovision host Azerbaijan

2012-02-20 19:42:52  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 556   
Ahead of the 2012 Eurovision singing competition in Baku, Amnesty International is urging host Azerbaijan to address the unsavoury truth of its record on human rights and release 16