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Updates on Politically Motivated Arrests and Convictions in Azerbaijan

Human Rights Watch’s September 2013 report, “Tightening the Screws: Azerbaijan’s Crackdown on Civil Society and Dissent,” documented the arrest and imprisonment of several high-ranking members of opposition political parties, numerous other government critics with large followings on social media, and people who had frequently been involved in political protests.Youth Activists

Activists Protest Azerbaijani President

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's speech at a session of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in Strasbourg has been met by protests. 

Human Rights Defender from Azerbaijan included in the Natalia Project

Rasul Jafarov, a human rights defender from Azerbaijan, is the latest person to be included in the Natalia Project security system. Ongoing pressure against human rights defenders and journalists in Azerbaijan by the authorities coupled with a deteriorating human rights situation has drastically increased the need for support and assistance to human rights defenders in the country.

Azerbaijan is moving in the wrong direction

Helsinki Commission hearing urged Baku to refrain from further repressions

Inside Azerbaijan’s Bizarre U.S. Lobbying Push

Why has Baku teamed up with the Gulenist movement to win the hearts and minds of small-time US lawmakers?