An Azerbaijani delegation has this week been condemned for their actions after acting out against a protest targeting their government’s human rights record at the Eastern Partnership civil society forum being held this week in Batumi, Georgia. Advertisements
Various sources are today reporting that the imprisoned human rights defender Rasul Jafarov will be held for an additional three months without trial after his arrest in an Azerbaijan authority crackdown on dissident voices earlier this year.
Russian authorities have this week called for international legislation to increase state control over the internet.
Leading Azerbaijani journalist and radio host Khadija Ismayilova has this morning been prevented from leaving her country after attempting to attend a meeting abroad.
Azerbaijani journalist and political analyst Arzu Geybullayeva has reported facing ongoing harassment and threats leading to international concern for her safety and security.
A team representing the imprisoned human rights defender Leyla Yunus have this weekend released a joint statement asking Azerbaijani authorities to consider changing her sentence to a home arrest, or moving her into a prison hospital amid fears raised over her health condition.
Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been warned this week that she may face threat if she returns to her home country of Azerbaijan.