The arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov sent congratulations to his colleagues on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day. He called on the Azerbaijani authorities to release civil society activists from prison.
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November, international organisations called upon the Head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, to help end the cycle of impunity for attacks on those who exercise their right to free expression in Russia.
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