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Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of Presidential elections

Azerbaijan authorities must release two opposition leaders facing what Amnesty International believes to be trumped up charges of organizing rioting in the town of Ismayili  Azerbaijan authorities must release two opposition leaders facing what Amnesty International b

Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections - 6 February 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections Azerbaijan authorities must release two opposition leaders facing what Amnesty International believes to be trumped up charges of organizing rioting in the northern town of Ismayili. Prominent opposition activists arrested for inciting unrest, but were not in fact present in the town when clashes started. Media Node:  Azerbaijan protests Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 28' 49.3716" N, 49° 26' 18.5172" E “The case has all the hallmarks of a politically motivated prosecution” Source:  David Diaz-Jogeix, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia Date:  Wed, 06/02/2013 URL:  Council of Europe must intervene after Azerbaijan imprisons more peaceful protesters Description:  News story, 28 January 2013 URL:  Azerbaijan opposition leader ambushed amid pre-election clampdown Description:  News story, 14 January 2013

Le Conseil de l’Europe doit intervenir après l’emprisonnement par l’Azerbaïdjan de nouveaux manifestants pacifiques

De très nombreux militants ont été interpellés et cinq d’entre eux ont été condamnés à des peines d’emprisonnement à la suite d’une manifestation pacifique organisée en Azerbaïdjan samedi 26 janvier. Amnesty International demande au Conseil de l’Europe de faire savoir clairement qu’il défendra la liberté d’expression dans ce pays du Caucase. De très nombreux militants ont été interpellés et cinq d’entre eux ont été condamnés à des peines d’emprisonnement à la suite d’une manifestation pacifique organisée en Azerbaïdjan samedi 26 j

Council of Europe must intervene after Azerbaijan imprisons more peaceful protesters

Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday, prompting Amnesty International to urge the Council of Europe to make clear it will stand up for free expression in the Caucasus country Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday, prompting Amnesty International to urge the Council of Europe to make clear it

Council of Europe must intervene after Azerbaijan imprisons more peaceful protesters - 28 January 2013

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan imprisons more peaceful protesters Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday, prompting Amnesty International to urge the Council of Europe to make clear it Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday. Media Node:  Azerbaijan protests Twitter Tag:  azerbaijan Story Location:  Azerbaijan 40° 22' 46.218" N, 49° 51' 9.0864" E “Just days after PACE rejected a resolution on politically motivated arrests, the prosecution of these 30 individuals demonstrates how far the issue is from being resolved.” Source:  Amnesty International’s John Dalhuisen Date:  Mon, 28/01/2013

Azerbaïdjan. Un dirigeant de l’opposition pris en embuscade sur fond de répression précédant les élections

Une enquête approfondie et indépendante doit être menée sur une attaque vraisemblablement orchestrée contre le candidat de l’opposition à l’élection présidentielle en Azerbaïdjan, Issa Gambar, dans le cadre de la campagne électorale, a déclaré Amnesty International. Une enquête approfondie et indépendante doit être menée sur une attaque vraisemblablement orchestrée contre le candidat de l’opposition à l’élection présidentielle en Azerbaïdjan, Issa Gambar, dans

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 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

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

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