On 22 April 2015, Intigam Aliyev, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer and head of the Legal Education Society (LES) was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, having be
Turkmenistan authorities have started a new campaign of demolishing satellite dishes, aiming at fully blocking independent access to international TV and radio.
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender Rasul Jafarov has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
In December 2014, Kostanay City Court ordered the Department of Internal Affairs of Kostanay region to pay compensation to Rasim Bayramov for torturing him in 2008. Police and procuracy did not accept the ruling and Kostanay Regional Court will consider the police appeal on 5 February 2015.
A call to the Council of Europe to suspend Azerbaijan’s membership
Recommendations on a wider civil society inclusion in the OSCE response to the crisis in and around Ukraine and challenges to the comprehensive security concept – adopted at the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference in Basel on 3 December 2014.
The European Court of Human Rights established a violation of the right to freedom of assembly and association in the case Promo-LEX and others v. Moldova (Application no. 42757/09).read more >
Khadija Ismayilova is writing from an Azerbaijani prisonread more >
Civil society groups sent a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an appeal to make human rights a central subject in her meeting with the president of Azerbaijanread more >
An open statement to the Russian Prosecutor General requesting that he take steps to immediately free Evgeny Vitishko, a Russian environmental activist who is in a penal colony on trumped up charges.read more >
The awards shine a spotlight on individuals fighting to speak out in the most dangerous and difficult of conditions.read more >
On 22 April 2015, Intigam Aliyev, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer and head of the Legal Education Society (LES) was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, having been found guilty of tax evasion, abuse of office and illegal entrepreneurship.read more >
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender Rasul Jafarov has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.read more >
Fighting Impunity through Sustained Support for Human Rights Defense is a Civic Solidarity Platform project in Ukraine.read more >
The EU leaders should prominently address human rights issues with Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev, who is in Brussels for meetings on 26-27 March, and insist that he use his powers to ensure compliance with the country’s international human rights obligations.read more >
How can human rights defenders respond to an increasingly restrictive environment?read more >