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#Human Rights

Azerbaijani activist given 30-day sentence ‘for criticising president online’

Mohyeddin Orujov was allegedly detained following a social media post criticising President Ilham Aliyev. 

Azerbaijani activist given 30-day sentence ‘for criticising president online’

Mohyeddin Orujov was allegedly detained following a social media post criticising President Ilham Aliyev. 

Family of 14-year-old murdered in Georgia charged with complicity in her early marriage 

Aitaj Shakhmarova was killed two months after being forced into an early marriage.

Family of 14-year-old murdered in Georgia charged with complicity in her early marriage 

Aitaj Shakhmarova was killed two months after being forced into an early marriage.

Third Gubad Ibadoghlu associate convicted in less than a month

Malik was reportedly bedridden following a major heart surgery at the time of his arrest for ‘petty hooliganism’ and ‘disobeying police’.

Third Gubad Ibadoghlu associate convicted in less than a month

Malik was reportedly bedridden following a major heart surgery at the time of his arrest for ‘petty hooliganism’ and ‘disobeying police’.

Critic of Yerevan authorities ‘attacked’ day before new mayor was elected

Activist Artur Chakhoyan said he was beaten and attacked with a knife over his criticism of the government.

Critic of Yerevan authorities ‘attacked’ day before new mayor was elected

Activist Artur Chakhoyan said he was beaten and attacked with a knife over his criticism of the government.

Azerbaijan arrests anti-war figures 

At least five people who spoke out against the war have been arrested so far.

Azerbaijan arrests anti-war figures 

At least five people who spoke out against the war have been arrested so far.

Associate of Gubad Ibadoghlu convicted of ‘disobeying police’

The Democracy and Prosperity Party claims Allahverdi Babayev was arrested for ‘expressing harsh views against the government’ in defence of Ibadoghlu.

Associate of Gubad Ibadoghlu convicted of ‘disobeying police’

The Democracy and Prosperity Party claims Allahverdi Babayev was arrested for ‘expressing harsh views against the government’ in defence of Ibadoghlu.

Russian journalist and lawyer attacked in Chechnya

A lawyer from the Crew Against Torture and a Novaya Gazeta journalist were beaten on their way to Grozny.

Russian journalist and lawyer attacked in Chechnya

A lawyer from the Crew Against Torture and a Novaya Gazeta journalist were beaten on their way to Grozny.

Chechens go on hunger strike in Croatia migrant camp

Several dozen Chechens have been detained since November after fleeing Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.

Chechens go on hunger strike in Croatia migrant camp

Several dozen Chechens have been detained since November after fleeing Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.

Abkhazia’s parliament elects new human rights commissioner

A psychologist with family ties to senior officials was elected over a lawyer working on human rights in Abkhazia. 

Abkhazia’s parliament elects new human rights commissioner

A psychologist with family ties to senior officials was elected over a lawyer working on human rights in Abkhazia. 

Armenia appoints former prosecutor as new human rights defender

Former Deputy Prosecutor General, Anahit Manasyan, was voted through by only MPs from the ruling party.

Armenia appoints former prosecutor as new human rights defender

Former Deputy Prosecutor General, Anahit Manasyan, was voted through by only MPs from the ruling party.