Published: 1 Dec 2013 | By Rebecca Vincent

After fraudulent election, Azerbaijani authorities step up crackdown on critical voices


The human rights situation in Azerbaijan has been a matter of serious concern for many years, as authorities have committed widespread and systematic human rights violations, backsliding from Azerbaijan’s stated commitment to democratisation, and failing across the board to fulfil the country’s international human rights obligations. But this year has been worse than most, as authorities have engaged in an unprecedented crackdown to silence critical voices in the country, both in the run-up to, and now in the aftermath of, the presidential election on 9 October 2013.

To find out more about the crackdown on freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan, please follow the link below.