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Azerbaijan: Guilty of defending rights: Azerbaijan’s human rights defenders and activists behind bars

, Index number: EUR 55/1077/2015

This briefing highlights the mounting persecution of human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists for lawfully exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association or peaceful assembly. It details cases of harassment and pressure faced by government critics in recent months, including physical violence, office raids, arrests and finally imprisonment on trumped up charges.

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