On 23 October, at a closed session Nasimi district court heard the petition of the Prosecutor’s Office requesting to extend the term of pretrial detention of human rights defender Rasul Jafarov for three more months.
Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, and the Center for National and International Studies (CNIS) are gravely concerned at the unprecedented crackdown on civil society and democratic freedoms in Azerbaijan.
There is a trend of narrowing of political space NGOs in Kyrgyzstan, while civil society expresses concerns about adoption of certain amendments to the legislation related to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Here is the list of official events of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw and the list of side events organised by the Civic Solidarity Platform, its member organisations and partners.
Rasul Jafarov, a human rights activist from Azerbaijan, wrote an appeal to the international media on the reasons for his arrest and falseness of the charges against him.
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends
On July 2, 2014, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted its Baku Declaration, in which it specifically asks the Government of Turkmenistan to provide information on persons who have disappeared in Tur
A briefing organised by The Civic Solidarity Platform (sponsored by missions to the OSCE of Canada, the EU, and the US)
When: Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00-13:30, during OSCE SHDM on freedom of expression
The attack took place around 6.20 p.m. on 1 July near Human Rights House in Voronezh. Andrey was attacked by two unknown men in balaklavas, who hit him several times and poured brilliant green antiseptic into his eyes, causing a light chemical burn. According to doctors, there is no grave threat to his life of health.
Representatives of Azerbaijan’s civil society urge members of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to condemn the continuing clampdown on fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan.
ARTICLE 19, speaking on behalf of 63 civil society groups, has urged the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to strengthen protections for freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and other human rights online.