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UPDATED: Human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev sentenced to pre-trial detention in Azerbaijan

Continuing its crackdown against civil society, the authorities in Azerbaijan today sentenced the human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev to 3-months pre-trial detention, a few days after sentencing human rights defenders Leyla Yunus, her husband Arif Yunus and Rasul Jafarov. 10 Aug 2014 »

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Unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan: key civil society leaders imprisoned

The authorities of Azerbaijan are leading an unprecedented crackdown against civil society by arresting, one after the other, key critics of the country’s leadership. Bank accounts of more than a dozen NGOs are blocked and their offices are being searched. The international community should urgently use all measures to protect targeted and imprisoned human rights defenders. Azerbaijan is currently chairman of the Council of Europe and has an even greater obligation to live up to international standards, stop the persecution and repression, and release all imprisoned human rights defenders. 09 Aug 2014 »

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