UN Human Rights Council Must Address the Human Rights Situation in Azerbaijan

Since early 2014, the Government of Azerbaijan has orchestrated an unprecedented campaign to suppress dissenting voices in the country. As a result of this unrelenting crackdown on human rights and fundamental freedoms, several dozen Human Rights Defenders, including bloggers, journalists, peaceful political activists and others remain behind bars.

In addition, many independent media outlets and Civil Society Organisations in the country have been forced to cease their activities or subjected to legal prosecution or other targeted government persecution.

In a joint letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council, Civil Rights Defenders together with other civil society organisations call on the Council to address the rapidly deteriorating environment for human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

Read the letter in full: Addressing the human rights situation in Azerbaijan at the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.