The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and drop the criminal case against Natig Jafarli of the Republican Alternative Movement (ReAl), the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) said.
The IRCT is deeply concerned by reports of ongoing police violence, torture and ill-treatment of citizens in Armenia and calls on the authorities to refrain from further violations and to conduct impartial and effective investigation of all allegations in accordance with the international standards in the Istanbul Protocol.
On 22 December Evgeny Vitishko, a Russian environment activist, was freed from the Sadovaya prison colony in Tambov Oblast. He was met by his fellow activists from Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC) at the colony gates and he is now on his way home.
In an effort to help fight impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in southeast Ukraine, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is submitting a unique compilation of first-hand testimonies of such crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC).