Azerbaijani activist arrested and detained: the Anar Mammadli case

Azerbaijani activist arrested and detained: the Anar Mammadli case

Anar Mammadli is an activist specialized in monitoring elections in Azerbaijan.

In 2008, his NGO was dissolved by justice. In 2013, in his report about the last elections, he concluded that the Azerbaijani elections were not democratic. The same year he was arrested and placed in custody.

The European Court of Human Rights concluded that his arrest was purely political. The reason of his detention was to silent him.

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North Macedonian politician condemned for defamation

North Macedonian politician condemned for defamation

 Jani Makraduli is a North Macedonian politician. When he was in opposition. Mr Makraduli made statements about public rumours of corrupt activities by a senior government figure, the then Head of the Security and Counter Intelligence Agency.  

The subject of the rumours successfully sued Mr Makraduli for defamation, resulting in a criminal conviction.

The European Court for Human Rights found that Mr Makraduli’s freedom of speech had been violated.  

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Azerbaijani human rights activist arrested

Azerbaijani human rights activist arrested

Mr Rasul Jafarov is an Azerbaijani  lawyer, a human rights activist and the chairman of the Human Rights Club. He’s known to be a great and active defender of human rights. In 2014, he was arrested and placed in detention because of  his human rights activities.

The European Court of Human Rights found that Mr Jafarov had been unlawfully arrested, the only reason of his arrest was for punishing him and silenced him.

The Court recalled that this case is a part of similar cases where authorities unlawfully arrested human rights activists who was in relation to international authorities for silencing them.

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Unlawful detention of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan: the Rashad Hasanov case

Unlawful detention of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan: the Rashad Hasanov case

Rashad Hasanov, Zaur Gurbanli, Uzeyir Mammadli and Rashadat Akhundov are four activists and members of NIDA civic movement. They fight for liberty and peace in Azerbaijan.

In 2013, they organized protests about governement actions.

The same year, they were all arrested and placed in custody for the organization of these events.

The European Court of Human Rights found that their arrest was politically motivated. The reason of their arrest was to punish them for having criticized the government.

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