We are deeply concerned over the criminal prosecution with political motives leading to unlawful detention and imprisonment of our citizens without legal grounds. The analysis of cases shows that anyone who criticizes government policy or high ranking officials of the government, publishes investigative articles or articles of critical nature, takes an active part in social … Continue reading RECOMMENDATIONS

Life prisoners

Life prisoners list As a war erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia as a result of separatist developments in Nagorno-Karabakh beginning from 1988 and the collapse of theSoviet Union in the early 1990s, Special Purpose Police Detachment (SPPD) took part in military operations under the leadership of Rovshan Javadov, the commander of this group. Former Special … Continue reading Life prisoners

Introduction to March 2018 list

Civil society organizations working in Azerbaijan have issued this Report with a view to draw attention to the long-standing problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Despite consistent calls from domestic and international organizations to end the cycle of arrests, releases, and rearrests, authorities have not demonstrated the will to cease the pattern of politically motivated … Continue reading Introduction to March 2018 list