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INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST’S BANK ACCOUNT FROZEN

On 14 November, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s bank account was frozen by an Azerbaijani court. “Woke up to notification that someone is trying to access my Google account,” the former ...

ABUDTUCED OPPOSITION ACTIVIST FOUND IN DETENTION FACILITY

Ahsan Abdullayev, an activist from the opposition Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (PFAP), who was abducted by unknown people in Baku on 10 November, was found in a pre-trial detention facility in Ba...

OPPOSITION RALLY ATTENDEES FIRED FROM THEIR JOBS

Hasrat Rustamov, a physician and the first deputy chair of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. He was fired on 6 October because, he says, he had attended rall...

DOZENS DETAINED IN UNAUTHARIZED RALLY

Despite a warning from the police, on 3 November the opposition party Musavat held an unauthorized picket outside the Baku mayor’ office. Dozens of party activists gathered outside the mayorR...

RUSSIA, IRAN and AZERBAIJAN LEADERS MET IN TEHRAN

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev are speaking before the press after trilateral talks in the Iranian capital on Wednesday. In his speech the Russian leader pointed out several important...

OPPOSITION ACTIVIST FORCED INTO MILITARY SERVICE

On 26 October, opposition activist and N!DA movement board member, Ulvi Hasanli, was forced into military service. Previously his conscription had been postponed until 2019 due to health problems. His...

AZERI JOURNALIST RELEASED ON BAIL IN UKRAINE

KYIV — A Ukrainian court has released on bail a self-exiled Azerbaijani opposition journalist, Ukrainian lawmaker Mykola Knyazhytskiy said on his Facebook page. The court released Fikret Huseynl...

COUNCIL OF EUROPE WARNS AZERBAIJAN WITH UNPRECEDENTED LEGAL ACTION

Strasbourg, 25.10.2017 – The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has formally notified Azerbaijan of its intention to launch legal action related to the implementation of the Ilg...

JAILED NIDA MEMBER HAS SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS

Bayram Mammadov, a jailed member of NIDA, is having serious health problems according to his lawyer, Elchin Sadigov. On 19 October, the lawyer met the youth activist at the prison where he is being he...

GETTING TOUGH WITH ALIYEV

The Trump Administration should use the Magnitsky Act to punish human rights abuses and corruption in Azerbaijan. “The Azerbaijani regime continues to use torture, politically-motivated criminal charg...