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Image: HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus HRH Baku

HRHN condemns the sentencing of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus

Today, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus to many years in prison. They are long-time civil society actors. Their sentencing today is a symbol of the targeted repression against leading civil society voices in Azerbaijan since the presidential election of October 2013. 13 Aug 2015 »

Image: Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games HRH Baku

Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

The Sport for Rights coalition resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim Aliyev had reported receiving continuous threats and intimidation via social media networks for three weeks leading up to his death. 11 Aug 2015 »

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