Azerbaijan: Don't let them be silenced: Azerbaijani activists imprisoned for speaking out

Azerbaijan: Don't let them be silenced: Azerbaijani activists imprisoned for speaking out

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Index Number: EUR 55/010/2011
Date Published: 16 November 2011
Categories: Azerbaijan

Despite a systematic campaign of harassment by the authorities, young Azerbaijani activists are determined to find a way to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. In the face of a government crackdown on dissent, the internet has become the last refuge for free expression in Azerbaijan. A small but determined group of young activists are video blogging, posting and tweeting their calls for democratic reforms and an end to pervasive government corruption.


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