Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by blogger Mehman Huseynov on Monday, upholding his prison sentence for defamation. His lawyer, Fuad Aghayev, said he intends to take the case to European Court of Human Rights. Huseynov did not attend the hearing as a sign of protest. [Read more…]
Prominent Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, who was denied asylum in Georgia earlier in 2017, has been detained in an immigration detention centre in Warsaw, Poland.
Human rights activist Mehman Galandarov was found dead in Baku Detention Centre on 28 April; according to an official statement by the authorities, Galandarov committed suicide.
Popular blogger Aleksandr Lapshin was arrested in Belarus and extradited to Azerbaijan following his visits to the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.