Azerbaijan: Another unjust and shameful conviction of human rights lawyer

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 ban satellite dishes

Turkmenistan authorities have started a new campaign of demolishing satellite dishes, aiming at fully blocking independent access to international TV and radio.

Azerbaijan: Leading human rights defender convicted on politically motivated charges

Prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender Rasul Jafarov has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

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Kazakhstan: Justice must prevail for torture victim Rasim Bayramov

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.

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NGOs demand freedom for Evgeny Vitishko

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.

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