(Berlin) – Azerbaijan’s conviction on April 16, 2015, of a leading human rights activist and government critic,Rasul Jafarov, reflects the government’s relentless crackdown against independent voices, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release Jafarov and vacate his politically motivated conviction. The authorities should also end their ongoing harassment of the country’s human rights community and allow human rights groups to function freely.
Azerbaijan heads towards World Press Freedom Day with a fast-deteriorating record on media rights and free speech.
In his Wall Street Journal article David J. Kramer is calling on the US to start applying sanctions against Azerbaijani leaders. Here is the full piece:
US university group launch Press Uncuffed project to raise money