Open Letter of Azerbaijani Human Rights Activist Leyla Yunus to President Ilham Aliyev

Today the Ilham Aliyev regime in Azerbaijan arrested the prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus and charged her with high treason.

Activist of the party "Musavat" Faraj Kerimli does not consider himself guilty

Youth activist of the party "Musavat" Faraj Kerimli, arrested on charges of illegal possession and sale of drugs, considers himself innocent. Kerimli himself told about it the head of the Committee against Torture Elchin Behbudov,  who visited the activist on  Saturday  in the Chief Directorate  to Combat Organized Crime (CDCOC) of the  Ministry of Internal Affairs in monitoring places of this agency. 

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.