Archive for category: NEWS

  • Mehman Aliyev released from prison

    Mehman Aliyev released from prison

    IMPORTANT, Media news September 11, 2017 1:39 pm no comments

    Today, the Baku City Yasamal district court changed the measure of restraint in respect of Director of Turan News Agency Mehman Aliyev, his lawyer Fuad Aghayev told APA. Mehman Aliyev was released from custody and placed under house arrest upon his recognizance not to leave the country. Following the trial, [...]

     
  • OSCE PA President arrives in Azerbaijan

    OSCE PA President arrives in Azerbaijan

    NEWS September 8, 2017 11:03 am no comments

    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen has arrived in Azerbaijan.   She was welcomed by the Deputy Speaker of the Milli Mejlis, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Bahar Muradova.     It is planned to hold several meetings in Baku.   The visit [...]

     
  • Council of Europe appoints new head to Baku Office

    Council of Europe appoints new head to Baku Office

    IMPORTANT, NEWS September 7, 2017 6:07 pm no comments

    Ambassador Zoltan Hernyes has been nominated as the new Head of the Baku Office by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Torbjörn Jaglan, the Council of Europe Baku Office told APA. “Ambassador Dragana Filipovic does indeed leave her post as Head of the Council of Europe Baku Office [...]

     
  • Court rejects petition to commute sentence of Mehman Aliyev

    Court rejects petition to commute sentence of Mehman Aliyev

    Human rights September 6, 2017 5:59 pm no comments

    An Azerbaijani court on Wednesday considered a petition asking to commute the measure of restraint chosen against the director general of Turan News Agency, Mehman Aliyev, in the form of arrest. The court refused to release Mehman Aliyev on bail.  M.Aliyev is charged under articles № 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 [...]

     
  • Armenian MPs to attend Euronest PA conference in Baku

    Armenian MPs to attend Euronest PA conference in Baku

    IMPORTANT, NEWS August 31, 2017 11:01 am no comments

    Head of the Armenian delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Armen Ashotyan and delegation member Mane Tandilyan will arrive in Baku to take part in a conference of the Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society. The conference is due to take place on September 22. The [...]

     
  • ICRC visits Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev

    ICRC visits Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev

    Human rights, IMPORTANT August 30, 2017 7:13 pm no comments

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited again the detainees captured in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “In August, the ICRC visited again the detainees captured in relation to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We keep visiting people detained in relation to the conflict on a regular basis. According to its [...]

     
  • UNICEF comments on killing of two-year-old Zahra by Armenians

    UNICEF comments on killing of two-year-old Zahra by Armenians

    Human rights, IMPORTANT August 26, 2017 8:27 am no comments

    No society, no family should suffer from the loss of children as a result of an armed conflict, said Cornelius Williams, Associate Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The UNICEF associate director made this statement in his response to Azerbaijan’s human rights commissioner’s statement on the murder of [...]

     
  • Mehman Aliyev sentenced to 3-month pretrial detention

    Mehman Aliyev sentenced to 3-month pretrial detention

    Human rights, IMPORTANT August 25, 2017 8:47 pm no comments

    The director general of Turan News Agency, Mehman Aliyev, has been sentenced to a 3-month pretrial detention by Baku’s Yasamal district court. A criminal case has already been initiated against Mehman Aliyev under articles № 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308 (abuse of power). The Secretary General of [...]

     
  • EU looking forward to next round of talks with Azerbaijan

    EU looking forward to next round of talks with Azerbaijan

    IMPORTANT, NEWS April 18, 2017 3:43 pm no comments

    The European Union is looking forward to the next round of talks with Azerbaijan on a new agreement, Malena Mard, head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, told reporters in Baku April 18, APA reported. Asked about the possibility of EU-Azerbaijan talks on a visa-free regime, Mard replied: “The ongoing [...]

     
  • Call for Applications for the Annual Assembly 2017

    Call for Applications for the Annual Assembly 2017

    IMPORTANT, NEWS February 27, 2017 11:10 am no comments

    The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) invites all interested parties to submit expressions of interest to participate in the 9th Annual Assembly of the Forum that will take place in the week of 23 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The submission of expressions of [...]