Published: 7 Jul 2015 | By Ramute Remezaite

Continuing Repression of Azerbaijani human rights defenders

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Following an unprecedented crackdown on Azerbaijani civil society that started in August 2014, the judicial persecution of human rights defenders and journalists continues to date. This article gives a brief update on these developments, focusing on particularly high profile cases, including Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev, Leyla and Arif Yunus, Khadija Ismayilova and Khalid Bagirov.

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Image: Intigam Aliyev was kept handcuffed in a cage during his trial at the Baku Serious Crimes Court.