Archive for category: Human rights

  • 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 [...]

     
  • 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 [...]

     
  • Journalist Khadija Ismayil conditionally released

    Journalist Khadija Ismayil conditionally released

    Human rights, IMPORTANT, NEWS May 25, 2016 5:40 pm no comments

    Today the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan on Wednesday sentenced journalist Khadija Ismayil to three years and six months of conditional imprisonment. Khadija Ismayil was acquitted of charges under articles 179 and 308 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Then her punishment was considered conditional.

     
  • Intigam Aliyev released

    Intigam Aliyev released

    Human rights, IMPORTANT, NEWS March 28, 2016 10:17 pm no comments

    Intigam Aliyev, the imprisoned chairman of the Legal Enlightenment Society was released. The judgment passed by plenum of the Supreme Court today regarding Intigam Aliyev was executed. Aliyev’s son Nejmin Kamilsoy told journalists that chief of jail #6 said his father was released.

     
  • Part of prisoners in Azerbaijan are pardoned

    Part of prisoners in Azerbaijan are pardoned

    Human rights, IMPORTANT, NEWS March 17, 2016 5:51 pm no comments

    On March 17 the President signed a decree for pardon of approximately hundred political prisoners. Among them: NIDA movement activists – Mohammed Azizov, Rashadat Akhundov and Rashad Hasanov;

     
  • Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus released conditionally

    Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus released conditionally

    Human rights, IMPORTANT, NEWS December 10, 2015 11:37 am no comments

    Leyla Yunus, the imprisoned director of the Institute of Peace and Democracy, has been released conditionally. The Baku Court of Appeal on Wednesday resumed the hearing on the appeal filed in connection with the verdict against Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus.

     
  • Court sentenced Khadija Ismailova to 7.5 years in prison

    Court sentenced Khadija Ismailova to 7.5 years in prison

    Human rights, NEWS September 1, 2015 9:39 pm no comments

    Baku  Serious Crimes Court sentenced a known investigative journalist Khadija Ismailova  to 7.5 years in prison. The court found her guilty under the Article 179 (misappropriation and embezzlement), 192 (illegal business), 213 (tax evasion) and 308 (abuse of power.)  Ismailova was justified under Article 125 (inciting to suicide.) Previously the  [...]

     
  • Court passes verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus

    Court passes verdict against Leyla and Arif Yunus

    Human rights, IMPORTANT August 13, 2015 1:59 pm no comments

    The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Thursday continued the trial of Leyla Yunus, the imprisoned director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD), and his husband Arif Yunus. The final verdict was announced during the hearing presided over by judge Afghan Hajiyev, APA reported. The court has sentenced [...]