Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan opposition leader ambushed amid pre-election clampdown - 14 January 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan opposition leader ambushed amid pre-election clampdown A thorough, independent investigation is needed into what appears to have been an orchestrated attack on Azerbaijani opposition presidential candidate Isa Gambar on the campaign trail, Amnesty Inte A thorough, independent investigation is needed into what appears to have been an orchestrated attack on an Azerbaijani opposition presidential candidate. Media Node:  Azerbaijan ambush Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 22' 59.1492" N, 49° 40' 48.6336" E “The apparently organized nature of the ambush on Isa Gambar’s convoy and the failure of the police to intervene is clearly very worrying and needs to be investigated” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia Date:  Mon, 14/01/2013 URL:  Azerbaijan country page

Pourquoi Rihanna et Shakira doivent y réfléchir à deux fois avant de se produire en Azerbaïdjan

Rihanna et Shakira, artistes toutes deux très populaires, ne sauraient ignorer les atteintes aux droits humains infligées à la population azerbaïdjanaise avant d'aller se produire dans la capitale du pays au mois d'octobre, ont déclaré Amnesty International et Chanter pour la démocratie dans une lettre publiée à l'approche des concerts. Rihanna et Shakira, artistes toutes deux très populaires, ne sauraient ignorer les atteintes aux droits humains infligées à la population azerbaïdjanaise avant d'aller se produire dans la capitale

Why Rihanna and Shakira should think twice before performing in Azerbaijan - 5 October 2012

Headline Title:  Why Rihanna and Shakira should think twice before performing in Azerbaijan Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform in the country’s capital later this month, Amnest Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform there. Media Node:  Shakira Twitter Tag:  Eurovision Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 20' 2.3388" N, 49° 49' 3.018" E “Both singers should be aware of the situation in the country post-Eurovision. This includes the spurious criminal case against photojournalist Mehman Huseynov on trumped-up hooliganism charges.” Source:  Amnesty International and Sing for Democracy Date:  Fri, 05/10/2012 URL:  Azerbaijan detains youth activist in ongoing post-Eurovision crackdown Description:  News story, 1 October 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan retaliates against Eurovision democracy activists Description:  News story, 13 June 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Eurovision is deaf to human rights abuses Description:  News story, 22 May 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Running Scared Description:  Multimedia feature

Why Rihanna and Shakira should think twice before performing in Azerbaijan

Top selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform in the country’s capital Top selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform in the country’s capital, Amnesty International a

L'Azerbaïdjan place un jeune militant en détention dans le cadre de la répression post-Eurovision - 1 October 2012

Headline Title:  Répression post-Eurovision en Azerbaïdjan : un jeune militant détenu Un jeune opposant azerbaïdjanais a passé le week-end en détention au secret, après avoir été arrêté dans la capitale Bakou par un groupe d'hommes habillés en civil, samedi 29 septembre. Un autre jeune militant azerbaidjanais est détenu dans le cadre de la répression qui vise la dissidence depuis la fin de l'Eurovision. Media Node:  Zaur Gurbanli_fr Story Location:  Azerbaiyán 40° 23' 16.9728" N, 49° 53' 29.9868" E “Les militants de l'opposition en Azerbaïdjan sont couramment placés en détention sous le prétexte d'avoir résisté à la police, ce qui laisse aux autorités 15 jours pour constituer un dossier contre eux.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, directeur du programme Europe et Asie centrale d'Amnesty International. URL:  Azerbaïdjan. Représailles contre les militants pro-démocratie de l'Eurovision Description:  Communiqué de presse, 14 juin 2012 URL:  Azerbaïdjan : l'Eurovision reste sans réaction face aux violations des droits humains Description:  Nouvelle, 22 mai 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Running Scared Description:  Dossier multimédia

Azerbaijan detains youth activist in ongoing post-Eurovision crackdown - 1 October 2012

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan detains youth activist in ongoing post-Eurovision crackdown A young Azerbaijani opposition activist spent the weekend in incommunicado detention after a group of men in plainclothes seized him in the capital Baku on Saturday, the latest in a string of activ Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent. Media Node:  Zaur Gurbanli Story Location:  Azerbaiyán 40° 23' 16.9728" N, 49° 53' 29.9868" E “Azerbaijani opposition activists are routinely detained on the pretext of resisting police, giving the authorities 15 days to try to build a case against them” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 01/10/2012 URL:  Azerbaijan retaliates against Eurovision democracy activists Description:  News story, 13 June 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Eurovision is deaf to human rights abuses Description:  News story, 22 May 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Running Scared Description:  Multimedia feature

Azerbaijan crackdown on free speech continues amid activists’ release - 26 June 2012

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan crackdown on free speech continues amid activists’ release The release last Friday of nine activists in Azerbaijan jailed since last spring for organising peaceful protests against the government should not distract international attention from an ongoing The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country. Media Node:  Mamedov Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 40° 20' 49.5672" N, 49° 31' 34.9212" E See map: Google Maps “While we welcome the long overdue release of these nine protesters, they should never have been behind bars in the first place,” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia Programme Director

Azerbaïdjan. Représailles contre les militants pro-démocratie de l'Eurovision

Les charges retenues contre un vidéo-blogueur, photojournaliste et militant pro-démocratie, inculpé mercredi 13 juin à Bakou de « houliganisme », doivent être abandonnées immédiatement et sans condition, a déclaré Amnesty International jeudi 14 juin. Les charges retenues contre un vidéo-blogueur, photojournaliste et militant pro-démocratie, inculpé mercredi 13 juin à Bakou de « houliganisme », doivent être abandonnées immédiatement et

Azerbaijan retaliates against Eurovision democracy activists

Bogus 'hooliganism' charges brought Wednesday against a 23-year-old video blogger, photojournalist and pro-democracy activist in the capital Baku must be dropped immediately and without conditions Bogus 'hooliganism' charges brought Wednesday against a 23-year-old video blogger, photojournalist and pro-democracy activist in the capital Baku must be dropped immediately and without conditions,

Azerbaijan retaliates against Eurovision democracy activists - 13 June 2012

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan retaliates against Eurovision democracy activists Bogus 'hooliganism' charges brought Wednesday against a 23-year-old video blogger, photojournalist and pro-democracy activist in the capital Baku must be dropped immediately and without conditions, In Azerbaijan, there has been a worrying rise in police harassment of young activists who participated in protests around Eurovision. Media Node:  Azerbaijan - Mehman Huseynov Twitter Tag:  Eurovision Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 23' 38.94" N, 49° 52' 35.6016" E “Mehman’s arrest signals the start of the widely predicted government crackdown on those they consider responsible for negative publicity during Eurovision. ” Source:  Max Tucker, Amnesty International’s Azerbaijan campaigner. Date:  Wed, 13/06/2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Eurovision is deaf to human rights abuses Description:  News story, 22 May 2012 URL:  Azerbaijan: Running Scared Description:  Multimedia feature

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