Azerbaijan

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:  Azerbaiyán 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:  Azerbaijan 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:  Azerbaijan 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:  United Kingdom 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

تقرير منظمة العفو الدولية للعام 2012: لم تعد الأمور كالمعتاد بالنسبة للاستبداد والظلم - 24 May 2012

Headline Title:  تقرير منظمة العفو الدولية للعام 2012: لم تعد الأمور كالمعتاد بالنسبة للاستبداد والظلم هناك حاجة ماسة لمعاهدة قوية بشأن الاتجار في الأسلحة، مع تزايد الدلائل على عجز مجلس الأمن الدولي عن تحقيق غرض المعاهدة. بمناسبة إصدار التقرير السنوي الخمسين لمنظمة العفو الدولية عن حالة حقوق الإنسان في العالم، دعت المنظمة إلى اعتماد معاهدة قوية بشأن الاتجار في الأسلحة في وقت لاحق من العام الحالياقرأ المزيد » Media Node:  Dera'a bread protest Twitter Tag:  AIR2012 Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 31' 5.1996" N, 0° 2' 23.37" W See map: Google Maps “لقد امتد تقاعس القادة إلى شتى دول العالم خلال العام الماضي، إذ كان السياسيون المسؤولون يواجهون الاحتجاجات بالوحشية أو باللامبالاة. ويتعين على الحكومات أن تبرهن على شرعية وجودها في موقع القيادة، وأن ترفض الظلم، وذلك بحماية المستضعفين والحد من نفوذ الأقوياء” Source:  سليل شيتي، الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Thu, 24/05/2012 URL:  Amnesty International Report 2012 Description:  View the entire report URL:  Facts and figures Description:  Infographic

Rapport 2012 : la tyrannie et l'injustice n'ont plus les coudées franches - 24 May 2012

Headline Title:  Rapport 2012. Le vent tourne pour la tyrannie et l'injustice Alors que le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU semble de plus en plus inadapté aux besoins, il faut un traité fort sur le commerce des armes. Amnesty International rend public son rapport annuel de référence sur la situation des droits humains dans le monde. Media Node:  Dera'a bread protest_fr VIDEO: AIR2012 video news release (A-roll)_fr Twitter Tag:  AIR2012 Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 51° 31' 5.1996" N, 0° 2' 23.37" W See map: Google Maps “La défaillance du pouvoir politique est un phénomène désormais mondial, a déclaré Salil Shetty, le secrétaire général de l’organisation. D’un pays à l’autre, on a vu l’an dernier des responsables politiques répondre aux manifestations par la brutalité ou par l’indifférence. Les gouvernements doivent faire montre de leur légitimité à diriger et refuser l'injustice en protégeant les plus faibles et en modérant les actions des plus puissants.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secrétaire général de l’organisation Date:  Thu, 24/05/2012 URL:  Rapport 2012 d'Amnesty International Description:  Voir le rapport complet URL:  Faits et chiffres Description:  Infographie

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