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UPDATED: Azerbaijan authorities detain Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

Human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus have been arrested on 30 July 2014. Leyla Yunus was sentenced to 3 months pre-trial detention, whilst her husband is under police control and not allowed to leave Baku. We call for Leyla Yunus' immediate and unconditional release, as we see this as part of the persecution against human rights defenders and activists in Azerbaijan. 31 Jul 2014 »

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Politically motivated detentions must stop in Azerbaijan

Since the sentencing in May 2014 of Anar Mammadli and Bashir Suleymanli, as well as of eight activists of the youth opposition movement NIDA, the authorities in Azerbaijan have not stopped harassing and sentencing those who stand up for human rights or exercise their right to free expression. 09 Jul 2014 »

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