UK Director of Reporters Without Borders on the state of Azerbaijan

In October 2017, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a $500 million loan for the Azerbaijani-led TANAP pipeline, despite allegations of high-level corruption in the framework of the Azerbaijani Laundromat. On 16 January 2019, the EBRD invited representatives of civil society to participate in the review process of the bank’s country strategy…

In Azerbaijan, big brother is watching you everywhere: offline, online, on mobile devices and social media apps

Article by Arzu Geybulla On January 7th 2019,VirtualRoad, the secure hosting project of the Qurium – Media Foundation published[1] a report documenting fresh attacks against Azerbaijan’s oldest opposition newspaper Azadliq’s website (azadliq.info). The report concluded: “After ten months trying to keep azadliq.info online inside Azerbaijan using our Bifrost service[2] and bypassing multi-million dollars DPI deployments,…

Azerbaijan: co-rapporteurs call upon authorities to review Mehman Huseynov’s case

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Sir Roger Gale (United Kingdom, EC) and Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) have expressed their deep concern at the new charges brought against an anti-corruption Azerbaijani blogger and Chairman of the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Mehman…

NEW CHARGES AGAINST AZERBAIJANI BLOGGER MEHMAN HUSEYNOV, NOW ON HUNGER STRIKE, A CRUEL PUNISHMENT FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

New criminal charges brought against the imprisoned reporter and blogger Mehman Huseynov just weeks before his release date are a cruel step by Azerbaijani authorities to punish him for his critical journalism, PEN America said in a statement today.  Huseynov, a popular Azerbaijani blogger and journalist known for his hard-hitting exposés of alleged corruption by…

Civil society members made a declaration about Mehman Huseynov

Statement of Azerbaijani National Platform of  Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Baku, 02 January, 2019 We, the undersigining members of Azerbaijan National Platform of  the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum condemn the new criminal case initiated by the penitentiary against the imprisoned blogger Mehman Huseynov on the article 315.2 (Resistance or application of violence concerning…

Written comments presented by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the question raised under Article 46 § 4 of the Convention

H46-1 – Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (Application No. 15172/13) Proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights under Article 46 § 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights Written comments presented by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the question raised under Article 46 § 4 of the Convention In these proceedings,…