Azerbaijan: Human rights defender detained: Anar Mammadli

Anar Mammadli, a prominent human rights defender and climate advocate, was arrested on 29 April 2024 by the Azerbaijani authorities on bogus charges amid a continuing crackdown on civil society activists. On 30 April 2024, he was placed in pre-trial detention, facing charges of conspiracy to unlawfully bring money into the country. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison. The charges against him are fabricated and his prosecution is an apparent retaliation for his criticism of the government and his activism.

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