Document - Amnesty International report on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan: Istanbul embargoed media briefing

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY

Index: EUR 55/013/2011 7 November 2011

Amnesty International report on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan

Istanbul embargoed media briefing

An Amnesty International delegation is in Istanbul on 13-14 November for an embargoed presentation of a report on violations against freedom of expression and civil liberties in Azerbaijan. The report will be launched at a press conference in Baku on 16 November.

The report, The spring that never blossomed: Freedoms suppressed in Azerbaijan , catalogues a clampdown on dissent since protests erupted in March and calls on the international community not to turn a blind eye to the human rights violations in oil-rich Azerbaijan.

What: Presentation of Amnesty International’s new report. When: Monday, 14 November 2011, 11:00hrs local time (9:00 GMT) with the possibility of one-to-one interviews throughout the day Where: City Centre Hotel

Katip Celebi Mahallesi Billurcu Sokak No:1 Siraselviler Taksim-Istanbul/Turkey

Who: John Dalhuisen, Deputy Director Europe and Central Asia Programme Natalia Nozadze, researcher on Azerbaijan, Europe and Central Asia Programme

Audiovisual material illustrating the report will be made available to journalists.

For more information about the report and to arrange an interview, please contact: Lydia Aroyo on +44 (0) 20 7413 5599, +44 (0) 7771 796 350, email: laroyo@amnesty.org

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