The authorities in Azerbaijan have prevented the opposition Musavat Party from holding a protest in Baku, detaining several senior party members including party leader Arif Hajili. [Read more…]
Azerbaijani opposition parties have cancelled a rally planned for 2 November saying they fear the government would have used ‘strong provocations’ to disrupt and discredit it. In the days running up to the protest, the government has reportedly used several methods to apply pressure to prevent it.
Activists in Azerbaijan held a protest against domestic violence on Sunday despite attempts by the police to break it up. Police arrested several of the protesters, who were predominantly women, with activists accusing them of using excessive force. [Read more…]
Hundreds of people were arrested on Saturday in Baku during a protest organised by opposition coalition the National Council of Democratic Forces. A number of journalists and opposition activists were among those detained, including the Popular Front Party leader Ali Karimli. [Read more…]
Hundreds gathered outside the Baku City Administration building on Tuesday to protest the local authorities’ denial of permits for protests within the city centre. Despite their picket being authorised, police attempted to disperse the crowd and dozens were arrested. [Read more…]