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Brussels Event: Justice Behind Bars -- The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan


On Tuesday 19 January the  Open Society European Policy Institute with the  International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) to  arrange an expert discussions named "Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan."

Topics of discussion are: presentation of a new report published by IPHR, which highlights the abuse of the criminal justice system during the current unprecedented civil society crackdown in Azerbaijan, in the course of which dozens of human rights defenders, journalists and other critical voices have been imprisoned and key human rights organizations forced to suspend their activities. The report, "Justice behind bars: The persecution of civil society in Azerbaijan” provides a detailed analysis of the criminal cases against seven leading civil society figures: Anar Mammadli; Rasul Jafarov; Intigam Aliev; Leyla and Arif Yunus; Emin Huseynov; and Khadija Ismayilova.

Group of journalists and civil society activist from Azerbaijan will attend at the discussions.

The speakers are: Ramute Remezaite, Attorney, European Human Rights Advocacy Center
Kirill Koroteev, Legal Director, Human Rights Center Memorial Emin Milli, Director, Meydan TV Gulnara Akhundova, Programme Manager, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (ECCA), International Media Support Simon Papuashvili (Moderator), Project Coordinator, International Partnership for Human Rights.



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