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Azerbaijan: Increased repression of fundamental freedoms leads to deterioration in human rights situation: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, October 2012

, Index number: EUR 55/021/2012

In this submission, Amnesty International assesses the implementation of a number of recommendations that Azerbaijan supported during its previous Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International also expresses ongoing concerns, including the increase in restrictions on fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of association. The organization also raises grave concern about the use of torture and other ill-treatment. Allegations of such treatment are rarely effectively investigated, contributing to a climate of impunity.

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