EU: Press Azerbaijan on rights at summit – Detaining critics at odds with Eastern Partnership

(Brussels, November 23, 2017) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the crackdown on critics and commit to concrete and sustainable human rights reforms, 37 non-governmental groups said in a letter to heads of European Union member states. On November 24, 2017, the heads of the 28 EU member states’ governments…

Ilgar Mammadov case: European Court of Human Rights will publish decision on November 16, 2017

Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (no. 2) (no. 919/15) The case concerns the criminal proceedings brought against a prominent Azerbaijani opposition politician, Ilgar Eldar oglu Mammadov. Mr Mammadov, born in 1970, is currently serving a sevenyear prison sentence following his conviction in 2014 of mass disorder. Mr Mammadov has a history of criticising the Azerbaijani Government…

Ilgar Mammadov Ilgar Mammadov case: Council of Europe notifies Azerbaijan of intention to launch unprecedented legal action

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 46, paragraph 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”), which provides that the Committee supervises the execution of final judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”); Recalling that in the above judgment the Court found…

The problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan in the center of attention of Paris

An official response was sent to the appeal of 33 international NGOs to French President Emmanuel Macron in connection with the problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Turan was informed about this by a source in the civil society of Azerbaijan. The message, signed by the head of Macron’s office François-Xavier Lauch, assures that the…

Ilgar Mammadov case: Important decision by CM

1294th meeting, 19-21 September 2017 (DH)   H46-2 Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (Application No. 15172/13) – situation of Mr Ilgar Mammadov Supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgments   Reference document CM/Notes/1294/H46-2   Decisions The Deputies Recalling that in the above judgment the European Court held that no facts or information had been produced…

Avropa Şurasının rəhbəri Azərbaycan barədə ‘ən son addımın’ atılmasını istəyir

  Avropa Şurasının baş katibiı Thorbjørn Jagland Avropa İnsan Haqları Məhkəməsinin qərarına rəğmən siyasi məhbusun azadlığa buraxılmasından imtina etdiyinə görə Azərbaycana qarşı misli görünməmiş hüquqi hərəkət edilməsinə çağırıb. The Guardian qəzeti yazır ki, Avropa Şurası və AİHM Avropa İttifaqının tərkib strukturuna daxil olmasalar da, hər iki qurumun eyni vaxtda təşəbbüs göstərməsi Azərbaycanda artmaqda olan siyasi repressiya…

AZERBAIJANI POLITICAL PRISONERS – NUMBERS GROW WITH LACK OF ADEQUATE ACTION TO STOP REPRESSIONS

The Working Group On Unified List of Political Prisoners presents updated list PRESS-RELEASE, August 28, 2017 The Working Group (WG) on Unified List of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan presents updated Unified List of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan. The current updated list includes 160 names. Based on documents obtained, court observations and interviews, The Working Group…