Brother-in-law of Expatriate Opposition Activist Arrested

2017-11-17 21:51:12

Emin Shaghiyev has been arrested on charges of illegal drug trafficking. He is a brother-in-law of Turkel Azerturk, presenter of Turan TV, the leading satellite TV channel of Azerbaijani emigrants in Europe.As Azerturk himself reported, Shaghiyev was

Court again rejected the applications of Mehman Huseynov’s lawyers

2017-11-17 21:39:14

On Friday, the trial of the blogger Mehman Huseynov continued in the Baku Appeals Court (BCA). The Supreme Court on September 29 partially granted the appeal of Huseynov, returning his complaint to the Court of Appeal. The reason for his arrest was h

Washington Considers Stronger Stand Against Religious Freedom Violators

2017-11-17 16:54:26

Washington considers the Magnitsky Act as a powerful policy weapon to address violations of religious freedom globally, including in the countries like Azerbaijan.A bipartisan U.S. congressional panel this week urged the U.S. Administration for bold

Media Leaders Condemn Illegal Blocking of Websites

2017-11-17 10:59:58

The leaders of the recently blocked 14 websites of Azerbaijan consider the Public Policy Division of the Presidential Administration, the Press Council and the Media Development Support Fund to be the culprits of this. They told Turan about this."The

Mehman Huseynov tells the court about torture in the police

2017-11-16 23:44:06

The trial in the case of blogger Mehman Huseynov continued on Thursday at the Baku Court of Appeal (BCA). On 29 September the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan partially satisfied the appeal of Huseynov, returning his complaint to the Court of Appeal.The r

Prosecutor’s Office initiates punishments against independent lawyers

2017-11-16 17:50:25

First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustam Usubov appealed to the Bar Association calling for action against lawyer Nemat Kerimli. According to Kerimli himself, on November 16 he gave testimony in the disciplinary commission. Usubov accused Kerimli of di

ECHR Satisfies Ilgar Mammadov’s Second Complaint against Azerbaijan

2017-11-16 14:45:32

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced the second decision in the case of Ilgar Mammadov, the Azerbaijani opposition leader, the convicted leader of the REAL movement.Thus, the Strasbourg Court granted his complaint against the verdict,

Court of Appeal denied home arrest for Gezal Bayramli

2017-11-15 18:21:43

The Baku Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the complaint of the deputy chairman of the Popular front party Gezal Bayramli about transferring her to house arrest."The Court of Appeal dismissed the complaint against the decision of the Nasimi cour

Ali Insanov’s complaint is postponed for political reasons

2017-11-15 17:32:01

Ex Minister of Health Ali Insanov, who was imprisoned, wrote a letter to the chairman of the Supreme Court Ramiz Rzayev, where he protests against postponement of his cassation appeal for an indefinite period, according to Insanov's lawyer Togrul Bab

The authorities refuse to authorize a meeting of lawyers

2017-11-15 17:20:25

The Baku Executive Power refused to sanction the meeting of the Group of Practicing Lawyers (GPL), scheduled for November 18 at the Yasamal district stadium.The action was planned in protest against legislative amendments on the restriction of the in