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Aug 16 2011 11:12AM
Azerbaijani youth activist to spend birthday behind bars – send a card

Inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa, 19-year-old Jabbar Savalan used facebook to call for protests against the Azerbaijan government. The next day he was arrested, and later convicted on fabricated drugs charges. He...

May 26 2011 12:00PM
Eynulla Fatullayev free!

Yes, it’s true, Eynulla Fatullayev has been freed under presidential pardon . What a rollercoaster of a couple of days! On Tuesday, we launched a twitter action to free Eynulla Fatullayev , the Azerbaijani journalist who has been...

May 25 2011 12:00PM
Twitter action for Eynulla Fatullayev has impact in Azerbaijan – not all of it what we expected!

Our Twitter action yesterday for wrongly-imprisoned Azerbaijan journalist Eynulla Fatullayev certainly had an impact in Azerbaijan and here in the UK. Our message to President Aliyev – “Eynulla Fatullayevi Azad et!”, or “Free Eynulla...

May 24 2011 12:00PM
Join us and urge Azerbaijan to free Eynulla Fatullayev

Two years ago at the Amnesty UK Media Awards, we honoured Azerbaijani newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev with the AIUK Special Award for Journalism Under Threat. Eynulla is an outspoken journalist who has been imprisoned since 2007 on...

Apr 6 2011 1:00AM
Women’s human rights in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities must amend existing legislation to better protect women in Egypt, and ensure they play an active role in reforms. Women played a key role during the 18 days of protest that led to former president Hosni Mubarak...